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To best serve businesses and communities dealing with the impact of COVID-19, the North Dakota Department of Commerce team is taking a proactive approach by temporarily redirecting human and financial resources to support the North Dakota business community. Below please find important state AND federal information and resources to assist your business and community in mitigating the economic impact of this public health treat. 

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Malicious Cyber Actor Warning

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) is currently tracking an unknown malicious cyber actor who is spoofing the Small Business Administration (SBA) COVID-19 relief webpage via phishing emails. These emails include a malicious link to a fake page used for malicious re-directs and credential stealing.

Small business owners and organizations at all levels should review the alert and apply the recommended mitigations to strengthen the security posture of their systems. We encourage you to share this alert with anyone who might be able to use it.

This alert can be found here and at cisa.gov/coronavirus

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Business Briefings

GNDC has partnered with the North Dakota Department of Commerce to provide a business briefing via conference call to GNDC members and businesses, trade associations, and local chambers of commerce to discuss current solutions for stressors caused by COVID-19.

Hospitality Economic Resiliency Grant (ERG)

Tuesday, November 17th 

Presentation

Video Presentation

 

Below you will find information on each briefing, including recordings from each briefing.  You can also view all past briefings here.

 

If you have questions or need additional assistance, please contact North Dakota Department of Commerce at commerce@nd.gov or 701-328-5300.

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Below are the COVID-19 results as of November 26, 2020


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Below are the COVID-19 results as of November 25, 2020


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Below are the COVID-19 results as of November 24, 2020


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Below are the COVID-19 results as of November 23, 2020


Emergency Commission approves COVID-19 funding for hospital staff, businesses, workers

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The North Dakota Emergency Commission today approved the reallocation of approximately $35 million in turned-back federal funding to support the state’s COVID-19 response, including $15 million to support medical staffing and nearly $14 million to support economic recovery.

 


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Below are the COVID-19 results as of November 22, 2020


North Dakota to roll out free rapid testing for K-12 school staff in pilot project to slow COVID-19 spread

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Fargo, West Fargo, Dickinson school districts first districts to use BinaxNOW rapid tests for teachers, staff and administrators


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Below are the COVID-19 results as of November 21, 2020


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Below are the COVID-19 results as of November 20, 2020


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Below are the COVID-19 results November 19, 2020


REMINDER: Parents Lead resources are available to support North Dakotans during the

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The COVID-19 pandemic has created routine disruption, disappointment due to cancelled events and stress for many people, including children and teens. The recent increasing number of cases in the state has resulted in academic challenges for many and modified extracurricular activities. Parents and children may feel disappointment or sadness that the school year and activities are not happening as they had planned.


Burgum: North Dakota to receive 60 Air Force nurses to assist with COVID-19 response after FEMA grants request

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Department of Health also contracting with temporary staffing firm to bring in an additional 60 nurses for hospitals and long-term care facilities

 


ND Smart Restart Technical Skills Training Grant recipients announced

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The North Dakota Department of Commerce announced ND Smart Restart Technical Skills Training Grant award recipients today. 


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Below are the COVID-19 results as of November 18, 2020


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Below are the COVID-19 results as of November 17, 2020


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Below are the COVID-19 results as of November 16, 2020


North Dakota’s human service centers remain focused on providing vital behavioral health services

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The COVID-19 pandemic is causing fear, stress and anxiety for many people, including those with chronic behavioral health needs. During these challenging times, it’s important for North Dakotans to have access to vital behavioral health services.


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Below are the COVID-19 results as of November 15, 2020


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Below are the COVID-19 results as of November 14, 2020


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Below are the COVID-19 results as of November 13, 2020


Burgum announces new requirements for businesses, gatherings and masks, delays winter activities

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Mitigation measures aimed at slowing rampant spread of COVID-19


Celebrate Thanksgiving safely during COVID-19; university students encouraged to stay on campus

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Thanksgiving is a time when many families celebrate together. The North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH) is encouraging all North Dakotans to use standard COVID-19 health precautions and celebrate virtually with extended family this year.


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Below are the COVID-19 results as of November 12, 2020


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Below are the COVID-19 results as of November 11, 2020


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Below are the COVID-19 results as of November 10, 2020


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Below are the COVID-19 results as of November 9, 2020


Burgum announces steps to help with hospital capacity, urges North Dakotans to take action

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Entire state now in high-risk level of ND Smart Restart guidance


Positive COVID-19 Test Results

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Below are the COVID-19 results as of November 8, 2020


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Below are the COVID-19 results as of November 7, 2020


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Below are the COVID-19 results as of November 6, 2020


North Dakota Department of Health reports first child with Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome and COVID-19

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The North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH) has confirmed the first case of Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome (MIS-C) in a child with COVID-19. The child has been discharged from the hospital and is resting at home.


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Below are the COVID-19 results as of November 5, 2020


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Below are the COVID-19 results as of November 4, 2020


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Below are the COVID-19 results as of November 3, 2020


Burgum awards Emergency Education Relief grants to colleges and universities in North Dakota

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Gov. Doug Burgum today announced that $2.5 million in emergency grant relief has been awarded to North Dakota colleges and universities to support modified learning and workforce training enhancements during the COVID-19 pandemic.


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Below are the COVID-19 results as of November 2, 2020


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Below are the COVID-19 results as of November 1, 2020


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Below are the COVID-19 results as of October 31, 2020


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Below are the COVID-19 results as of October 29, 2020


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Below are the COVID-19 results as of October 28, 2020


North Dakota Department of Commerce announces Hospitality ERG

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The North Dakota Department of Commerce today announced the second round of the Economic Resiliency Grant (ERG) also known as the Hospitality ERG.


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Below are the COVID-19 results as of October 27, 2020


Department of Health provides tips for in-person voting amid Covid-19

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The North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH) is reminding all North Dakotans to use standard COVID-19 health precautions when voting this season. Individuals should check for updated voting locations and requirements before voting.


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Below are the COVID-19 results as of October 26, 2020


Burgum welcomes Dr. Deborah Birx back to North Dakota to discuss coronavirus challenges, response

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Gov. Doug Burgum and Lt. Gov. Brent Sanford today welcomed White House Coronavirus Response Coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx back to North Dakota for an update on the state’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic and continuing efforts to save lives and livelihoods.


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Below are the COVID-19 results as of October 25, 2020


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Below are the COVID-19 results as of October 24, 2020


Burgum signs executive order to ensure election integrity, timely results for absentee ballots

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Gov. Doug Burgum today signed an executive order granting a request from county auditors to allow processing of absentee ballots to begin on Oct. 29, ensuring that election workers have adequate time to verify voter information and ensure election integrity and timely results on Election Day.


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Below are the COVID-19 results as of October 23, 2020


North Dakota Emergency Commission reallocates over $220M in federal funding for COVID-19 relief

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Package includes additional $34M for K-12, $54M for hospitality businesses complying with Smart Restart, $61M for cities and counties

 


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Below are the COVID-19 results as of October 22, 2020


NDDoH successfully resolves COVID-19 notification backlog, begins new case investigation changes

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The North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH) has successfully resolved the backlog of notifications for over 800 North Dakotans who tested positive for COVID-19.  Earlier in the week, the department addressed the backlog which was due to a recent sharp increase in COVID-19 cases and announced changes to the state’s contact tracing process to more quickly notify individuals who test positive for COVID-19.


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Below are the COVID-19 results as of October 21, 2020


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Below are the COVID-19 results as of October 20, 2020


NDDoH takes action to prioritize faster results on COVID-19 tests, adjust contact tracing process

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Gov. Doug Burgum and the North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH) today announced changes to the state’s contact tracing process to more quickly notify individuals who test positive for COVID-19.


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Below are the COVID-19 results as of October 19, 2020


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Below are the COVID-19 results as of October 18, 2020


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Below are the COVID-19 results as of October 17, 2020.


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Below are the COVID-19 results as of October 16, 2020


Governor Burgum, Department of Health announce completion of COVID-19 vaccination plan and submission to CDC

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Gov. Doug Burgum, in conjunction with the North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH), announced today that North Dakota has submitted its COVID-19 vaccination plan to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The plan can be found at health.nd.gov/covidvaccine.


ND DOCR Experiencing Increase in Positive COVID-19 Cases

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Routine surveillance testing conducted this week by the North Dakota Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (ND DOCR) has revealed an increase among staff and residents who are currently positive for COVID-19. As of October 16, 2020, active positive cases totaled 80 (37 staff, 43 residents). This represents a net increase in positive cases of 54 (12 staff, 42 residents) from the last week. No staff or residents are currently hospitalized due to COVID-19.


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Below are the COVID-19 results as of October 15, 2020


Health Hotline spoofing alert

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North Dakota Information Technology Department (NDIT) and North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH) have received reports of 'spoofing' attacks in which cybercriminals misrepresent themselves as a healthcare professional to extract personal information. Criminals may also be using phone number masking tools to conceal their phone numbers or to emulate the NDDoH public health hotline (866-207-2880).


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Below are the COVID-19 results as of October 14, 2020


Burgum announces changes to county risk levels, recommended gathering sizes to slow COVID-19

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With active COVID-19 cases continuing to rise in North Dakota, Gov. Doug Burgum today announced updates to the ND Smart Restart guidelines to help reverse the trend and reduce the spread of coronavirus in communities. 


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Below are the COVID-19 results as of October 13, 2020


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Below are the COVID-19 results as of October 12, 2020


Positive COVID-19 Test Results

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Below are the COVID-19 results as of October 11, 2020


Positive COVID-19 Test Results

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Below are the COVID-19 results as of October 10, 2020


Positive COVID-19 Test Results

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Below are the COVID-19 results as of October 9, 2020


Positive COVID-19 Test Results

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Below are the COVID-19 results as of October 8, 2020


Positive COVID-19 Test Results

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Below are the COVID-19 results as of October 7, 2020


Human Services awarded emergency grant to support behavioral health response to 2019 federally-declared flooding disasters

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The North Dakota Department of Human Services’ Behavioral Health Division has been awarded a $4 million grant from the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to support the state’s behavioral health response to the 2019 federally-declared flood disasters.


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Below are the COVID-19 results as of October 6, 2020


ND Schools Getting Cloth Masks To Fight COVID-19

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State School Superintendent Kirsten Baesler said North Dakota’s public and nonpublic schools will be getting shipments of cloth masks soon to help inhibit the spread of the COVID-19 virus.


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Below are the COVID-19 results as of October 5, 2020


New Pandemic LIHEAP program will help pay electric utility bills

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About half of the Americans living in households that experienced a job loss or reduced income due to the COVID-19 pandemic report falling behind on their household bills. A third say they have had problems paying utility bills, according to a tracking poll by Kaiser Family Foundation.  


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Below are the COVID-19 results as of October 4, 2020


Positive COVID-19 Test Results

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Below are the COVID-19 results as of October 3, 2020


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Below are the COVID-19 results as of October 2, 2020


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Below are the COVID-19 results as of October 1, 2020


North Dakota Department of Health and Governor Burgum urge North Dakotans to get vaccinated against the flu

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The North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH) is reminding all North Dakotans to get vaccinated against influenza. In an event held at the Capitol today, Gov. Doug Burgum highlighted the importance of vaccination.


North Dakota updates quarantine guidance to provide exception for close contacts who were wearing masks

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Gov. Doug Burgum and the North Dakota Department of Health (NDDOH) today announced updated guidance for the quarantining of individuals who are identified as close contacts to COVID-19 positive individuals.


North Dakota Department of Commerce ERG Program reaches two milestones, awarding more than $20 million to 1,000 businesses

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The North Dakota Department of Commerce today announced that the Economic Resiliency Grant (ERG) has reached two milestones since the program’s opening for applications in August.


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Below are the COVID-19 results as of September 30, 2020


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Below are the COVID-19 results as of September 29, 2020


Positive COVID-19 Test Results

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Below are the COVID-19 results as of September 28, 2020


Positive COVID-19 Test Results

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Below are the COVID-19 results as of September 27, 2020


State, hospital leaders committed to ensuring adequate bed capacity for COVID-19 patients

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State officials met with leaders of Bismarck’s two largest hospital systems this weekend to discuss the availability of beds for COVID-19 patients as the state and Bismarck-Mandan area in particular continue to see a surge in coronavirus cases and an overall increase in COVID and non-COVID hospitalizations.


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Below are the COVID-19 results as of September 26, 2020


Positive COVID-19 Test Results

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Below are the COVID-19 results as of September 25, 2020


Positive COVID-19 Test Results

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Below are the COVID-19 results as of September 24, 2020


State Health Officer order related to close contact quarantine rescinded

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An amended State Health Officer order issued Wednesday related to quarantining of close contacts of positive COVID-19 cases is being rescinded today. The Department of Health clarified that the intent of the order was to align with CDC guidelines, emphasize the urgent need for those exposed to positive individuals to avoid potentially spreading the disease to others, and encourage local officials to work together on the best strategies to combat COVID-19.


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Below are the COVID-19 results as of September 23, 2020


CIO, CISO to participate in third annual CyberCon

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North Dakota Chief Information Officer Shawn Riley and Chief Information Security Officer Kevin Ford will participate in the third annual critical infrastructure and cybersecurity conference scheduled for Oct. 6 – 7, 2020. Hosted by Bismarck State College, this year’s event will be held virtually and features experts including NFL Senior Vice President of Security Cathy Lanier and owner of Black Hills Information Security John Strand.


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Below are the COVID-19 results as of September 22, 2020


Mariani amends state health officer order regarding close contacts

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Interim State Health Officer Dr. Paul Mariani today amended a state health officer order expanding the quarantine order to all close contacts. This follows the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance. The North Dakota Department of Health has always recommended close contacts quarantine to reduce the spread of COVID-19, but previously the order referred only to household contacts.


North Dakota taking action to address increase in COVID-19 cases at long-term care facilities

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The North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH) is adjusting COVID-19 testing and contract tracing strategies to address a recent uptick in confirmed coronavirus cases among residents and staff at long-term care facilities.


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Below are the COVID-19 results as of September 21, 2020


Mariani lifts state health officer order regarding international travel

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Interim State Health Officer Dr. Paul Mariani today lifted the 14-day quarantine order for those returning from international travel. The order was last amended on July 28, 2020.


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Below are the COVID-19 results as of September 20, 2020


Positive COVID-19 Test Results

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Below are the COVID-19 results as of September 19, 2020


Positive COVID-19 Test Results

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Below are the COVID-19 results as of September 18, 2020


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Below are the COVID-19 results as of September 17, 2020


North Dakota Saturday COVID-19 testing events

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WHAT: Free COVID-19 Testing Events for those who cannot attend weekday testing events

WHEN: Saturday, September 19 | Times vary depending on location

WHERE: Trenton and Grand Forks


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Below are the COVID-19 results as of September 16, 2020


ND Department of Human Services highlights child care options as families navigate COVID-19 and school

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With the mix of in-person and online public schooling happening in communities across North Dakota, families want to understand their options for safe, quality child care, especially for their school-age children. The North Dakota Department of Human Services, the state agency responsible for child care licensing, quality, and resource and referral, is sharing information with families about how to make safe choices.


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Below are the COVID-19 results as of September 15, 2020


Positive COVID-19 Test Results

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Below are the COVID-19 results as of September 14, 2020


Positive COVID-19 Test Results

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Below are the COVID-19 results as of September 13, 2020


Positive COVID-19 Test Results

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Below are the COVID-19 results as of September 12, 2020


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Below are the COVID-19 results as of September 11, 2020


North Dakota COVID-19 testing events being held this Saturday

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WHAT: Free COVID-19 Testing Events this Saturday

WHEN: Saturday, September 12 | Times vary depending on location

WHERE: Bismarck, Dickinson and Fargo


Positive COVID-19 Test Results

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Below are the COVID-19 results as of September 10, 2020


Positive COVID-19 Test Results

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Below are the COVID-19 results as of September 9, 2020


ND Smart Restart Technical Skills Training Grant recipients announced

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The North Dakota Department of Commerce announced ND Smart Restart Technical Skills Training Grant award recipients today.


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Below are the COVID-19 results as of September 8, 2020


Positive COVID-19 Test Results

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Below are the COVID-19 results as of September 7, 2020


Positive COVID-19 Test Results

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Below are the COVID-19 results as of September 6, 2020


Positive COVID-19 Test Results

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Below are the COVID-19 results as of September 5, 2020


Positive COVID-19 Test Results

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Below are the COVID-19 results as of September 4, 2020


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Below are the COVID-19 results as of September 3, 2020


Burgum announces changes to COVID-19 risk levels for counties, appoints Mariani interim state health officer

Categories: all, COVID-19

Gov. Doug Burgum today announced changes to the COVID-19 risk levels for 21 of North Dakota’s 53 counties under the ND Smart Restart plan, stressing the need to reverse the state’s upward trend of active coronavirus cases and positive test rate.


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Below are the COVID-9 results as of September 2, 2020


NDIT announces online cybersecurity competition for middle, high school students

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North Dakota Chief Information Officer Shawn Riley today announced the availability of CyberPatriot, an online cybersecurity competition for middle and high school students. CyberPatriot is the National Youth Cyber Education Program created by the Air Force Association to inspire K-12 students toward careers in cybersecurity or other science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines critical to our nation's future. 


North Dakota Department of Health, North Dakota University System encourage students to stay on campus this Labor Day weekend

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The North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH), in coordination with the North Dakota University System (NDUS), is encouraging students at colleges and universities to stay on campus this Labor Day weekend.


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Below are the COVID-19 results as of September 1, 2020


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Below are the COVID-19 results as of August 31, 2020


North Dakota State Library Announces New Hours

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The North Dakota State Library (NDSL) will have new hours beginning Thursday, October 1, 2020. The library will be open to the public Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM, and by appointment from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM. Only five patrons may be in the building at one time for a maximum of one hour.


FEMA approves North Dakota’s participation in Lost Wages Assistance program to aid unemployed workers

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Gov. Doug Burgum today expressed his gratitude after the Federal Emergency Management Agency approved North Dakota’s participation in the Lost Wages Assistance program created by President Donald Trump to ease the economic burden for those who have lost their employment because of the coronavirus pandemic.


NDIT to provide free anti-malware to counties ahead of elections

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North Dakota Chief Information Security Officer Kevin Ford announced today that anti-malware software is available to all counties in North Dakota at no cost to their agencies. 


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Below are the COVID-19 results as of August 30, 2020


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Below are the COVID-19 results as of August 29, 2020


Governor, first lady welcome Dr. Deborah Birx to ND for discussion on coronavirus response efforts

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Burgum echoes ambassador’s call for action to reverse trend of rising cases


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Below are the COVID-19 results as of August 28, 2020


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Below are the COVID-19 results as of August 27, 2020


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Below are the COVID-19 results as of August 26, 2020


Burgum: North Dakota will participate in Lost Wages Assistance program created by President Trump

Categories: all, COVID-19

Gov. Doug Burgum today announced that North Dakota has applied to participate in the Lost Wages Assistance program created by President Donald Trump to ease the economic burden for those who have lost their employment because of the coronavirus pandemic.


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Below are the COVID-19 results as of August 25, 2020


Behavioral Health Division’s Parents Lead program creates new resource to help parents during the pandemic

Categories: all, COVID-19

The start of school and fall activities can be stressful under normal circumstances, let alone during a pandemic. To help engage parents and children in open communication and support them through this transition, the North Dakota Department of Human Services’ Behavioral Health Division has created a new toolkit for parents called Parenting During a Pandemic.


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Below are the COVID-19 results as of August 24, 2020


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Below are the COVID-19 results as of August 23, 2020


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Below are the COVID-19 results as of August 22, 2020


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Below are the COVID-19 results as of August 21, 2020


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Below are the COVID-19 results as of August 20, 2020


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Below are the COVID-19 results as of August 19, 2020


Burgum accepts resignation of Dr. Andrew Stahl, thanks him for service as interim State Health Officer

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Gov. Doug Burgum today accepted the resignation of Dr. Andrew Stahl as interim State Health Officer, effective Aug. 31, thanking him for his service overseeing the North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH) and his work as a member of the state’s COVID-19 response team since the beginning of the pandemic.


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Below are the COVID-19 results as of August 18, 2020


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Below are the COVID-19 results as of August 17, 2020


COVID-19 technology issue resolved

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The North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH) was notified today of a technical issue with the software program that issues COVID-19 test notifications electronically. In this case, individuals who had recently tested for COVID-19 reported not being able to log into the provided link to retrieve their results. The issue has been resolved, and the NDDOH and North Dakota Information Technology are monitoring the situation.


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Below are the COVID-19 results as of August 16, 2020


Positive COVID-19 Test Results

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Below are the COVID-19 results as of August 15, 2020


COVID-19 notification issue resolved

Categories: all, COVID-19

On Saturday morning, the North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH) experienced a notification issue with the software program that issues COVID-19 test results. A number of individuals who had previously tested negative for COVID-19 and had been notified were electronically notified again of their results.  The issue has been corrected and individuals who have not tested recently should disregard.


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Below are the COVID-19 results as of August 14, 2020


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Below are the COVID-19 results as of August 13, 2020


North Dakota announces launch of Care19 Alert app to help reduce spread of COVID-19 as students return

Categories: all, COVID-19

App using exposure notification tech developed by Apple and Google is also first to connect to National Key Server enabling use between states


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Below are the COVID-19 results as of August 12, 2020


North Dakota Department of Commerce ERG Program in full swing after opening application portal

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The North Dakota Department of Commerce today announced that the agency received more than 869 application submissions for the Economic Resiliency Grant (ERG) on the program’s first day of opening applications.


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Below are the COVID-19 results as of August 11, 2020


Positive COVID-19 Test Results

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Below are the COVID-19 results as of August 10, 2020


Burgum extends driver’s license renewal deadlines, announces precision online learning tool for K-12

Categories: all, COVID-19

Interim State Health Officer Stahl helps launch ‘Mask Up ND’ campaign


North Dakota selected by CDC as pilot project for COVID-19 vaccine planning

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The North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH) announced today that North Dakota has been selected by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as one of four states to be part of a pilot project to plan for a COVID-19 vaccination program. 


North Dakota Department of Commerce to begin accepting Economic Resiliency Grant applications Aug. 12

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The North Dakota Department of Commerce announced that the Economic Resiliency Grant (ERG) Program application process is scheduled to open Wednesday, Aug. 12 at 10 a.m. CDT.


New executive order extends driver license renewals beyond August 31

Categories: all, COVID-19

Gov. Doug Burgum today announced all renewals for driver licenses, which expired March 1 or later, have been extended and will follow a phased schedule. The deadline for vehicle registrations remains August 31.


Positive COVID-19 Test Results

Categories: all, COVID-19

Below are the COVID-19 results as of August 9, 2020


Positive COVID-19 Test Results

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Below are the COVID-19 results as of August 8, 2020


Positive COVID-19 Test Results

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Below are the COVID-19 results as of August 7, 2020


Positive COVID-19 Test Results

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Below are the COVID-19 results as of August 6, 2020.


NDIT to provide free anti-malware software to K-12 schools

Categories: all, COVID-19

North Dakota Chief Information Security Officer Kevin Ford announced today that anti-malware software is available to all K-12 schools in North Dakota at no cost. NDIT is able to provide installation, licenses and self-service access for schools due to enhanced capabilities and a unified, statewide approach to cybersecurity strategy. Previously a small fee was required per device; however, that requirement is being removed due to increased threats tied to the pandemic and more widespread virtual learning.


ND Emergency Commission approves extending child care grant program through December pending Budget Section approval

Categories: all, COVID-19

On Aug. 3, the North Dakota Emergency Commission approved the Department of Human Services’ request for an additional $12 million in remaining Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding to again extend the state’s Child Care Emergency Operating Grant program. The funding also requires approval from the Legislature’s Budget Section, which meets Aug. 13.


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Categories: all, COVID-19

Below are the COVID-19 results as of August 5, 2020.


University System encourages students to get free COVID test before heading back to campus

Categories: all, COVID-19

The North Dakota University System (NDUS) in cooperation with the North Dakota Department of Health is arranging mass testing events for COVID-19 in multiple locations across the state. Current students, incoming students, faculty and staff are encouraged to get tested.


Back-to-school resources are available for parents and caregivers during the pandemic

Categories: all, COVID-19

Starting a new school year is a stressful time under the best of circumstances, let alone during a pandemic. The North Dakota Department of Human Services’ Behavioral Health Division has a new resource available to help parents and caregivers in supporting children with back-to-school plans, whether that means returning to school full time, distance learning or a hybrid model. The new Parents Lead resource can help guide conversations with children to better prepare them for this school year.


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Categories: all, COVID-19

Below are the COVID-19 results as of August 3, 2020.


North Dakota Emergency Commission approves nearly $320M in third round of COVID-19 relief

Categories: all, COVID-19

Package includes $59M for cities and counties, $97M for health programs, $100M to keep Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund solvent


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Categories: all, COVID-19

Below are the COVID-19 results as of August 2, 2020.


Positive COVID-19 Test Results

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Below are the COVID-19 results as of August 1, 2020.


Positive COVID-19 Test Results

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Below are the COVID-19 results as of July 30, 2020.


Commerce Special Business Briefing covering the Economic Resiliency Grant application process now available online

Categories: all, COVID-19

A recording of today’s four-part Special Business Briefing that provided step-by-step instruction on the Economic Resiliency Grant (ERG) application process is now available online for those who were not able to join the call due to technical issues with state emails.


NDDOT resumes driver license services at part-time locations

Categories: all, COVID-19

The North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) is scheduled to resume driver license renewal services at part-time Driver License locations across the state beginning August 3.


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Categories: all, COVID-19

Below are the COVID-19 results as of July 29, 2020


Positive COVID-19 Test Results

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Below are the COVID-19 results as of July 228, 2020


Burgum announces formation of Burleigh-Morton COVID-19 Task Force as active cases climb

Categories: all, COVID-19

Gov. Doug Burgum today announced the formation of a task force to prevent and mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in Burleigh and Morton counties including the Bismarck-Mandan metro area, which have seen sharp increases in COVID-19 cases recently.


Emergency Rent Bridge is still available to provide temporary rent help to qualifying North Dakota households

Categories: all, COVID-19

This is the last week that qualifying North Dakotans will receive the extra Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation benefit payments. The short-term federal help has allowed Americans impacted by layoffs and the economic slowdown to pay their rent and other bills and to buy needed goods and services.


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Categories: all, COVID-19

Below are the COVID-19 results as of July 27, 2020


Positive COVID-19 Test Results

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Below are the COVID-19 results as of July 26, 2020.


Positive COVID-19 Test Results

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Below are the COVID-19 results as of July 25, 2020


Positive COVID-19 Test Results

Categories: all, COVID-19

Below are the COVID-19 results as of July 24, 2020.


Commerce announces Special Business Briefing to cover the Economic Resiliency Grant application process

Categories: all, COVID-19

The North Dakota Department of Commerce will lead a four-part Special Business Briefing to provide step-by-step instruction on the Economic Resiliency Grant (ERG) application process on Thursday, July 30, at 11 a.m. (CST). 


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Categories: all, COVID-19

Below are the COVID-19 results as of July 23, 2020


Positive COVID-19 Test Results

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Below are the COVID-19 results as of July 22, 2020.


Positive COVID-19 Test Results

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Below are the COVID-19 results as of July 21, 2020.


Positive COVID-19 Test Results

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Below are the COVID-19 results as of July 20, 2020.


Positive COVID-19 Test Results

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Below are the COVID-19 results as of July 19, 2020.


Positive COVID-19 Test Results

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Below are the COVID-19 results as of July 18, 2020.


Positive COVID-19 Test Results

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Below are the COVID-19 results as of July 17, 2020.


Positive COVID-19 Test Results

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Below are the COVID-19 results as of July 16, 2020


ND provides guidance on reopening senior meal sites for dining

Categories: all, COVID-19

Visiting with family and friends over a meal in the community is something no one takes for granted anymore during this pandemic. Soon some older North Dakotans may have the option to dine in at senior centers and other senior nutrition program sites that decide to reopen and comply with North Dakota Smart Restart guidelines and recommendations from the North Dakota Department of Health’s Food and Lodging Division.


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Categories: all, COVID-19

Below are the COVID-19 results as of July 15, 2020


Job Service reminds claimants of upcoming changes to Unemployment Insurance program

Categories: all, COVID-19

FEDERAL PANDEMIC UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION IS SCHEDULED TO END
THE WEEK OF JULY 25, 2020


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Below are the COVID-19 results as of July 14, 2020.


Burgum, Baesler release K-12 Smart Restart guidelines for schools to assist with fall reopening plans

Categories: all, COVID-19

Gov. Doug Burgum and State Superintendent Kirsten Baesler today released the K-12 Smart Restart guidelines to help North Dakota school districts plan for reopening this fall to provide a safe, high-quality educational experience for all students.


North Dakota Department of Commerce announces opening of ND Smart Restart Technical Skills Training Grant

Categories: all, COVID-19

The North Dakota Department of Commerce today announced that the application window for the ND Smart Restart Technical Skill Training Grant is anticipated to open on July 20.


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Below are the COVID-19 results as of July 13, 2020


ND Health Information Exchange expands system’s footprint

Categories: all, COVID-19

North Dakota Health Information Exchange (HIE) director Shila Blend today announced that the state’s Health Information Network (HIN) has expanded its reach through the Patient Centered Data Home (PCDH) initiative. The PCDH effort broadens the health information exchange footprint across the region and nation, providing more seamless exchange of patient-centered data between and among providers.

 


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Categories: all, COVID-19

Below are the COVID-19 results as of July 12, 2020


Positive COVID-19 Test Results

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Below are the COVID-19 results as of July 11, 2020.


Positive COVID-19 Test Results

Categories: all, COVID-19

Below are the COVID-19 results as of July 10, 2020


Positive COVID-19 Test Results

Categories: all, COVID-19

Below are the COVID-19 results as of July 9, 2020.


Positive COVID-19 Test Results

Categories: all, COVID-19

Below are the COVID-19 results as of July 8, 2020.


Burgum signs order restoring work registration, search requirements for those seeking unemployment benefits

Categories: all, COVID-19

Gov. Doug Burgum today signed an executive order restoring the work registration and search requirements for individuals seeking unemployment benefits, effective July 26.

 


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Categories: all, COVID-19

Below are the COVID-19 results as of July 7, 2020.


Commerce announces special Business Briefing call to introduce the Economic Resiliency Grant (ERG) and application process

Categories: all, COVID-19

Introductory call to include a brief Q&A at end of session to help inform future detailed training sessions

 


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Categories: all, COVID-19

Below are the COVID-19 results as of July 6, 2020.


Positive COVID-19 Test Results

Categories: all, COVID-19

Below are the COVID-19 results as of July 5, 2020. 


Free COVID-19 Testing Event in Bismarck on July 6

Categories: all, COVID-19

WHAT: Free COVID-19 Testing Event

WHEN: Monday, July 6 | 7:30 a.m.- 3 p.m.

WHERE: State Capitol NW Parking Lot


Positive COVID-19 Test Results

Categories: all, COVID-19

Below are the COVID-19 results as of July 4, 2020.


Positive COVID-19 Test Results

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Below are the COVID-19 results as of July 3, 2020.


Positive COVID-19 Test Results

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Below are the COVID-19 results as of July 2, 2020.


Positive COVID-19 Test Results

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Below are the COVID-19 results as of July 1, 2020. 


North Dakota Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation to use phased approach for visitation

Categories: all, COVID-19

The North Dakota Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (DOCR) is utilizing a phased strategy approach to resume visitation at its facilities. The Youth Correctional Center (YCC) began outdoor visitation June 27 and Missouri River Correctional Center (MRCC) is set to begin outdoor visitation July 3. James River Correctional Center (JRCC) and North Dakota State Penitentiary (NDSP) are finalizing plans to resume visitation.


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Below are the COVID-19 results as of June 30, 2020


Positive COVID-19 Test Results

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Below are the COVID-19 results as of June 29, 2020.


ND expands how it defines compassionate end-of-life care visits at long-term care facilities allowing more exceptions

Categories: all, COVID-19

As skilled nursing, basic care and assisted living facilities move through North Dakota’s phased-in reopening approach, state agency officials, industry leaders, facility residents, their family members and advocates continue to work together to find a balance between residents’ health, safety, well-being and rights.


COVID-19 testing opportunities

Categories: all, COVID-19

The North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH) is hosting two free mass testing events this week in partnership with the North Dakota National Guard, local public health units and local community leaders.


Collette Fitness Center in Grafton to reopen on July 6

Categories: all, COVID-19

The Collette Fitness Center located on the Life Skills and Transition Center (LSTC) campus in Grafton will reopen for members only on Monday, July 6, with modified operating procedures and cleaning and sanitation protocols as outlined in the ND Smart Restart guidelines for fitness centers. The center closed on March 16 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.


Positive COVID-19 Test Results

Categories: all, COVID-19

Below are the COVID-19 results as of June 28, 2020.


Positive COVID-19 Test Results

Categories: all, COVID-19

Below are the COVID-19 results as of June 27, 2020.


Positive COVID-19 Test Results

Categories: all, COVID-19

Below are the COVID-19 results as of June 26, 2020.


Life Skills and Transition Center in Grafton modifies on-site visitation guidelines; implements pilot project to allow home visits

Categories: all, COVID-19

In an effort to safely reunite individuals living at the Life Skills and Transition Center (LSTC) in Grafton with loved ones, the center recently modified its on-site visitation guidelines and launched a pilot project that allows for in-home visits under certain circumstances. The center is part of the North Dakota Department of Human Services and provides residential and support services to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.


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Categories: all, COVID-19

Below are the COVID-19 results as of June 25, 2020.


North Dakota Department of Commerce announces Economic Resiliency Grants

Categories: all, COVID-19

The North Dakota Department of Commerce announced that the agency has developed the Economic Resiliency Grant (ERG) Program which was approved at today’s Budget Section hearing to assist businesses with COVID-19 response and recovery efforts.

 


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Categories: all, COVID-19

Below are COVID-19 results as of June 224, 2020.


Positive COVID-19 Test Results

Categories: all, COVID-19

Below are the COVID-19 results as of June 23, 2020


Burgum signs order extending driver license renewals, vehicle registration until Aug. 31

Categories: all, COVID-19

Gov. Doug Burgum today signed an executive order that extends the renewal date for motor vehicle registrations and driver licenses that expired on or after March 1, 2020. The new renewal date is Aug. 31, 2020.


Executive order extends vehicle registration and driver license renewals until August 31

Categories: all, COVID-19

Gov. Doug Burgum today announced all renewals for vehicle registration and driver licenses, which expired March 1 or later, have been extended until August 31. 

This new executive order takes the place of Executive Order 2020-07 which waived expiration dates for vehicle registration and driver licenses during the state of emergency.

 


Positive COVID-19 Test Results

Categories: all, COVID-19

Below are the COVID-19 results as of June 22, 2020


Positive COVID-19 Test Results

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Below are the COVID-19 results as of June 21, 2020.


Positive COVID-19 Test Results

Categories: all, COVID-19

Below are the COVID-19 results as of June 20, 2020


Positive COVID-19 Test Results

Categories: all, COVID-19

Below are the COVID-19 results as of June 19, 2020.


Positive COVID-19 Test Results

Categories: all, COVID-19

Below are the COVID-19 results as of June 18, 2020. 


ND Emergency Commission approves extending Child Care Emergency Operating Grant program through mid-August to support economic recovery

Categories: all, COVID-19

The North Dakota Emergency Commission approved the North Dakota Department of Human Services’ request for $9.6 million in Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding to extend the state’s Child Care Emergency Operating Grant program through Aug. 14, 2020, pending approval from the Legislature’s Budget Section next week.


Positive COVID-19 Test Results

Categories: all, COVID-19

Below are the COVID-19 results as of June 17, 2020.


Positive COVID-19 Test Results

Categories: all, COVID-19

Below are the COVID-19 results as of June 16, 2020.


Commerce announces special Business Briefing call to provide the latest updates on the PPP and EIDL

Categories: all, COVID-19

The North Dakota Department of Commerce today announced that a special Business Briefing call will be held this Thursday, June 18, at 9 a.m., in response to the latest updates regarding the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) and the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan.


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Categories: all, COVID-19

Below are the COVID-19 results as of June 15, 2020.


ND State Hospital modifies visitation policy to allow in-person visits

Categories: all, COVID-19

Today, the North Dakota State Hospital announced it has modified its campus visitation policy to allow family members and friends to visit loved ones who are receiving behavioral health services.


Positive COVID-19 Test Results

Categories: all, COVID-19

Below are the COVID-19 results as of June 14, 2020


Positive COVID-19 Test Results

Categories: all, COVID-19

Below are the COVID-19 results as of June 13, 2020


Positive COVID-19 Test Results

Categories: all, COVID-19

Below are the COVID-19 results as of June 12, 2020


Positive COVID-19 Test Results

Categories: all, COVID-19

Below are the COVID-19 results as of June 11, 2020


Add immunizations to your back-to-school list

Categories: all, COVID-19

The new school year will be here before you know it and the North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH) would like to remind parents to make sure their children are up to date on immunizations.


Human Services offers information on Medicaid provider COVID-19 relief funds

Categories: all, COVID-19

The North Dakota Department of Human Services is encouraging all health care providers who provide services to North Dakota Medicaid members to apply for Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act provider relief funds through the federal Department of Health and Human Services. The funds aim to support hospitals, clinics and other health care providers on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic. 


Public Service Commission Extends Time Period for Testing of Commercial Weighing or Measuring Devices

Categories: all, COVID-19

The North Dakota Public Service Commission (PSC) approved an advisory that extends the time period required for testing commercial weighing and measuring devices during the COVID-19 public health disaster. 


ND Securities Department Recognizes World Elder Abuse Awareness Day: Warns of Risks of Investment Fraud Among Seniors Due to Increased Isolation During COVID-19

Categories: all, COVID-19

In recognition of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) on June 15, North Dakota Securities Department reminds financial professionals and the public throughout North Dakota that heightened isolation and loneliness during the COVID-19 pandemic have created conditions conducive to the financial exploitation of seniors.


Positive COVID-19 Test Results

Categories: all, COVID-19

Below are the COVID-19 results as of June 10, 2020.


WIC program announces new income levels for eligibility

Categories: all, COVID-19

Income eligibility guidelines for the North Dakota Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) have increased based on changes in the federal poverty levels.  The change increases the amount of income a family can make and still qualify for services. Effective June 1, 2020, a family of four can earn up to $4,040 each month (or $48,470 annually) and meet the new WIC income eligibility requirements.


State Historical Society of North Dakota Announces Reopening of North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum

Categories: all, COVID-19

The State Historical Society of North Dakota announces the reopening of the North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum on June 22. In alignment with the North Dakota Smart Restart plan, the State Museum and the James River Café will be open to the public from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekdays and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekends. The State Archives will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays and on the second Saturday of each month from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Positive COVID-19 Test Results

Categories: all, COVID-19

Below are the COVID-19 results as of June 9, 2020.


Positive COVID-19 Test Results

Categories: all, COVID-19

Below are the COVID-19 results as of June 8, 2020.


North Dakota Council on the Arts (NDCA) announces The Bush Foundation CARES Fund guidelines and applications for individual artists

Categories: all, COVID-19

NDCA has received emergency funding from The Bush Foundation to address the COVID-19 pandemic and its related effects through CARES. The funds will be dispersed to individuals in North Dakota in need of financial support directly related to losses incurred as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and the public health State of Emergency Declaration issued by Governor Burgum in March 2020.


Positive COVID-19 Test Results

Categories: all, COVID-19

Below are the COVID-19 results as of June 7, 2020.


Positive COVID-19 Test Results

Categories: all, COVID-19

Below are the COVID-19 results as of June 7, 2020.


Positive COVID-19 Test Results

Categories: all, COVID-19

Below are the COVID-19 results as of June 5, 2020.


Burgum announces phased approach to resuming visitation at long-term care facilities

Categories: all, COVID-19

Gov. Doug Burgum today signed an executive order that modifies restrictions on visitation at long-term care facilities in North Dakota during the COVID-19 pandemic, allowing for a phased approach to resuming visitation as outlined in the state’s Vulnerable Population Protection (VP3) Plan.


Human Services partners with LSS to launch Project Renew and support the behavioral health of North Dakotans affected by the pandemic

Categories: all, COVID-19

The North Dakota Department of Human Services’ Behavioral Health Division was recently awarded a Crisis Counseling Program (CCP) grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to support the behavioral health of North Dakotans impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Through this grant, the division is launching Project Renew, a partnership with Lutheran Social Services of North Dakota, to provide free and anonymous brief support services to individuals throughout the state.


Positive COVID-19 Test Results

Categories: all, COVID-19

Below are the COVID-19 results as of June 4, 2020.


Pandemic EBT food assistance program extended through June 15

Categories: all, COVID-19

Families of children who received free and reduced-priced school meals, but who did not participate in SNAP are encouraged to apply

Preventing hunger has become a national and state priority during the coronavirus pandemic, and it continues to be a focus as economic activity increases. 


Positive COVID-19 Test Results

Categories: all, COVID-19

Below are the COVID-19 results as of June 3, 2020.


EduTech, DPI announce Code.org Professional Learning Program open for registration

Categories: all, COVID-19

State Superintendent Kirsten Baesler and EduTech Director Rosi Kloberdanz today announced a Code.org Professional Learning Program beginning in June for middle school teachers and July for high school teachers. There is also a program available for elementary teachers.


Positive COVID-19 Test Results

Categories: all, COVID-19

Below are the COVID-19 results as of June 2, 2020.


Positive COVID-19 Test Results

Categories: all, COVID-19

Below are the COVID-19 results as of June 1, 2020.


Positive COVID-19 Test Results

Categories: all, COVID-19

Below are the COVID-19 results as of May 31, 2020.


Positive COVID-19 Test Results

Categories: all, COVID-19

Results listed are from 05/30/2020. 


Positive COVID-19 Test Results

Categories: all, COVID-19

Results are listed from 05/29/2020


Burgum announces move to next phase of ND Smart Restart plan

Categories: all, COVID-19

Gov. Doug Burgum today announced North Dakota is moving to the next phase of its ND Smart Restart plan, as the state continues to see a high rate of testing per capita, a low positive test rate and adequate hospital capacity to handle potential surges in COVID-19 cases.


NDDOT continues to offer services by appointment only

Categories: all, COVID-19

The North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) will continue to provide driver license and motor vehicle services by appointment only.


Positive COVID-19 Test Results

Categories: all, COVID-19

Below are the COVID-19 results as of May 28, 2020.


Child care supports ND Smart Restart; North Dakota extends child care emergency operating grants and modifies child care guidance

Categories: all, COVID-19

Restarting parts of North Dakota’s economy includes ensuring that working parents have access to licensed, quality child care that supports amazing early childhood experiences while protecting the health of children, families and child care workers. 


Positive COVID-19 Test Results

Categories: all, COVID-19

Below are the COVID-19 results as of May 27, 2020.


Burgum congratulates Girls Go CyberStart participants

Categories: all, COVID-19

Gov. Doug Burgum today congratulated the 290 high school women from 21 schools who participated in this year’s Girls Go CyberStart competition sponsored by the SANS Institute. This program is designed to help young women develop creative thinking and problem-solving skills through a series of online cybersecurity challenges.


University System Launches Smart Restart Task Force

Categories: all, COVID-19

To help guide best practices as recommended by the Governor Doug Burgum’s ND Smart Restart plan as well as comply with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines, the North Dakota University System has launched a task force led by Dr. Joshua Wynne to implement a three-tiered approach to re-opening North Dakota campuses. Wynne is currently serving as the interim president of the University of North Dakota and the vice president for the university’s School of Medicine & Health Sciences. The task force held its first meeting Friday of last week.


Burgum appoints Wynne, Stahl to lead ND health strategy, operations; thanks Tufte for service

Categories: all, COVID-19

Gov. Doug Burgum today appointed University of North Dakota Interim President Joshua Wynne to be the state’s chief health strategist and Dr. Andrew Stahl to serve as interim state health officer overseeing the North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH). The governor thanked outgoing State Health Officer Mylynn Tufte for her leadership of the NDDoH for over three years, including through the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.


Human Services awarded emergency grant to support behavioral health response to COVID-19; agency is seeking proposals to provide behavioral health services

Categories: all, COVID-19

The North Dakota Department of Human Services’ Behavioral Health Division has been awarded a $2 million grant from the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to support the state’s behavioral health response to the COVID-19 pandemic.


Positive COVID-19 Test Results

Categories: all, COVID-19

Below are the COVID-19 results as of May 26, 2020.


Positive COVID-19 Test Results

Categories: all, COVID-19

Below are the COVID-19 results as of May 25, 2020.


Positive COVID-19 Test Results

Categories: all, COVID-19

Below are the COVID-19 results as of May 24, 2020.


Positive COVID-19 Test Results

Categories: all, COVID-19

Below are the COVID-19 results as of May 23, 2020.


Positive COVID-19 Test Results

Categories: all, COVID-19

Below are the COVID-19 results as of May 22, 2020.


Burgum statement in response to reports on Care19

Categories: all, COVID-19

North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum issued the following statement today in response to reports on data and privacy related to the Care19 contact tracing app.


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Categories: all, COVID-19

Below are the COVID-19 results as of May 21, 2020


Burgum directs flags flown at half-staff through Sunday for victims of coronavirus pandemic

Categories: all, COVID-19

Gov. Doug Burgum has directed government agencies to fly the United States and North Dakota flags at half-staff until sunset Sunday, May 24, and encourages North Dakotans to do the same at their homes and businesses, as a mark of solemn respect for the victims of the coronavirus pandemic.


Workforce Coordination Center has COVID-related job openings statewide

Categories: all, COVID-19

The Workforce Coordination Center (WCC) is looking for individuals who want to help the state’s response to the COVID-19 crisis.


Positive COVID-19 Test Results

Categories: all, COVID-19

Below are the COVID-19 results as of May 20, 2020. 


Burgum: ND to launch second contact tracing app using technology developed by Apple and Google

Categories: all, COVID-19

Care19 Exposure app expected to be available within two weeks; existing app will continue to be offered, rebranded as Care19 Diary 


North Dakota State Library Announces Virtual Statewide Summer Reading

Categories: all, COVID-19

The North Dakota State Library has partnered with libraries across the state to provide a virtual Statewide Summer Reading Kickoff via Facebook. The event will run from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm daily the week of June 1, and will feature crafts, activities, and Storytime from some of your favorite librarians.


Positive COVID-19 Test Results

Categories: all, COVID-19

Below are the COVID-19 results, as of May 19, 2020


State Historical Society of North Dakota Announces Opening of State Historic Sites

Categories: all, COVID-19

The State Historical Society of North Dakota announces the opening of most state historic sites on May 23. In alignment with the North Dakota Smart Restart Campaign, the agency will open all interpretive centers except the Ronald Reagan Minuteman Missile State Historic Site near Cooperstown and the State Museum in Bismarck. The missile site will open June 15.


The North Dakota Parks & Recreation Department announces the opening of the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center

Categories: all, COVID-19

The North Dakota Parks & Recreation Department announces the opening of the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center and Fort Mandan on May 21.  In alignment with the North Dakota Smart Restart Campaign, the building will be open Tuesday-Sunday from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm until further notice to allow for additional deep cleaning. Visitors are asked to keep a six-foot distance from other visitors during their visit.


Burgum announces emergency rule change allowing basic care residents to keep stimulus checks

Categories: all, COVID-19

Gov. Doug Burgum today announced an emergency rule change that will allow residents of basic care facilities in North Dakota to keep the Economic Impact Payments provided as part of the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.


Human Services’ Behavioral Health Division creates behavioral health toolkit for employers to create supportive workplaces during COVID-19 pandemic

Categories: all, COVID-19

North Dakota employers have a unique ability and responsibility to support the behavioral health needs of their employees as they navigate these challenging times. To support their efforts, the North Dakota Department of Human Services’ Behavioral Health Division has created a behavioral health toolkit for employers to support employees’ behavioral health. The toolkit is available online at www.behavioralhealth.nd.gov/sites/www/files/documents/EmployeeToolkit.pdf.   


Positive COVID-19 Test Results

Categories: all, COVID-19

Below are the COVID-19 results as of May 18, 2020


Employers should be on the lookout for fraudulent Unemployment Insurance claims

Categories: all, COVID-19

Unprecedented claim volumes are driving a dramatic increase in fraudulent unemployment claims across the country – North Dakota included.

Job Service North Dakota uses multiple types of fraud identification and prevention tools, but the most effective fraud prevention tool available is North Dakota’s employers. 


ND State Hospital completes COVID-19 testing event

Categories: all, COVID-19

The North Dakota State Hospital (NDSH) in Jamestown recently completed a two-day COVID-19 testing event of patients and staff. Nearly 500 tests were administered by the hospital’s 20-person testing team of nurses, infection control specialists, administrators and other key team members.


Survey Seeks Public Comment About Use of Education Aid

Categories: all, COVID-19

North Dakota State School Superintendent Kirsten Baesler is asking for public suggestions about the best uses for federal education aid that was recently approved by Congress.


Positive COVID-19 Test Results

Categories: all, COVID-19

Below are the COVID-19 results as of May 17, 2020.


Insurance Commissioner issues bulletin addressing coverage for COVID-19 testing, including antibody testing

Categories: all, COVID-19

Insurance Commissioner Jon Godfread today announced the issuance of Bulletin 2020-10 addressing coverage for COVID-19 (coronavirus) testing in response to Executive Order 2020-03 by Governor Doug Burgum. This new bulletin builds upon Bulletin 2020-1.1 in which health carriers and travel insurers are asked to identify and remove barriers to testing and treatment for COVID-19.


Positive COVID-19 Test Results

Categories: all, COVID-19

Results listed are from 05/16/2020. 


Positive COVID-19 Test Results

Categories: all, COVID-19

Results listed are from 05/15/2020. 


Burgum releases guidelines for large gatherings, events as part of ND Smart Restart plan

Categories: all, COVID-19

Gov. Doug Burgum today announced guidelines for large gatherings, banquets, ballrooms and event venues as part of the ND Smart Restart plan, while also outlining the plan as a phased approach to recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.


Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation program (PEUC) is up and running at North Dakota Job Service

Categories: all, COVID-19

Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC) is now accepting certifications from qualified applicants. The PEUC program provides a 13-week extension of benefits to Unemployment Insurance claimants who have exhausted a regular current claim.


Wentz, Duhamel, Tigirlily to Headline ND Class of 2020 Celebration

Categories: all, COVID-19

Gov. Doug Burgum and State School Superintendent Kirsten Baesler announced Friday that Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz, actor Josh Duhamel and Nashville recording artists Tigirlily will participate in a May 30 statewide celebration of North Dakota’s high school Class of 2020.


Positive COVID-19 Test Results

Categories: all, COVID-19

Below are the COVID-19 results as of May 14, 2020


Positive COVID-19 Test Results

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Below are the COVID-19 results as of May 13, 2020


In meeting with President Trump, Burgum highlights state-federal partnerships, continued testing support

Categories: all, COVID-19

Gov. Doug Burgum met with President Donald Trump today at the White House, highlighting the benefits of state-federal partnerships to North Dakota’s COVID-19 response and recovery efforts and the need for continued federal support to fully execute the state’s testing strategy.


Positive COVID-19 Test Results

Categories: all, COVID-19

Below are the COVID-19 results as of May 12, 2020


Foster parents recognized for being creative at strengthening families by supporting connections during COVID-19

Categories: all, COVID-19

Gov. Doug Burgum has proclaimed May Children’s Foster Care Month in North Dakota to recognize the many individuals committed to strengthening families and ensuring the safety, permanency and well-being of children in foster care.


Emergency Commission approves using over $500M in federal funds for COVID-19 response and recovery

Categories: all, COVID-19

The North Dakota Emergency Commission voted today to utilize more than half a billion dollars in federal funding for North Dakota’s COVID-19 response and recovery efforts, with the majority of the money directed to support economic recovery.


Positive COVID-19 Test Results

Categories: all, COVID-19

Below are the COVID-19 results as of May 11,2020.


Behavioral Health Division’s Parents Lead program continues to support North Dakota families during COVID-19

Categories: all, COVID-19

The North Dakota Department of Human Services’ Behavioral Health Division continues to make available new resources through the Parents Lead program to support parents and families during the COVID-19 pandemic. 


Positive COVID-19 Test Results

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Below are the COVID-19 results as of May 10, 2020.


Tufte amends travel and isolation orders

Categories: all, COVID-19

State Health Officer Mylynn Tufte today issued two amendments to previously issued state health officer orders.


North Dakota gets new PPE disinfection system as recovered COVID-19 cases surpass active cases

Categories: all, COVID-19

Gov. Doug Burgum today highlighted a new capability that will help North Dakota meet demand for personal protective equipment (PPE) during the coronavirus pandemic, as the state’s number of recovered COVID-19 cases surpassed the number of active cases.  


NDDOT begins Smart Restart with phased reopening

Categories: all, COVID-19

The North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) is planning a phased approach to reopen with prioritized in-person driver license and motor vehicle services across the state beginning May 11.


ND agencies work together to provide food assistance to children who normally receive free and reduced-priced school lunches

Categories: all, COVID-19

North Dakota’s Department of Public Instruction (DPI) and Department of Human Services have teamed up with support from the United States Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition Services (USDA FNS) to provide food assistance during the pandemic emergency for children who participated in or qualified for the free and reduced-priced school lunch program prior to pandemic-related school closures.


Positive COVID-19 Test Results

Categories: all, COVID-19

Below are the COVID-19 results as of May 7, 2020.


Innovate ND opens enrollment, resumes program for current participants

Categories: all, COVID-19

The North Dakota Department of Commerce today announced that the Innovate North Dakota program is again accepting new enrollments and resuming the program’s offerings with current participants.  


Positive COVID-19 Test Results

Categories: all, COVID-19

Below are the COVID-19 as of May 6, 2020


Baesler Says Statewide ‘Virtual Graduation’ Planned

Categories: all, COVID-19

State School Superintendent Kirsten Baesler said Wednesday that a “virtual graduation ceremony” will be broadcast and livestreamed across North Dakota May 30 as a special opportunity to honor North Dakota’s Class of 2020. The ceremony is a bonus addition to any local graduation celebrations that local school districts will hold.


School Facilities May Be Used for ND Graduations

Categories: all, COVID-19

State School Superintendent Kirsten Baesler announced Wednesday that Gov. Doug Burgum is allowing North Dakota’s schools to use school property for high school graduation ceremonies.


LIFT program now open, committee to meet in May

Categories: all, COVID-19

The North Dakota Department of Commerce today announced that the Innovation Technology Loan Fund (LIFT) Committee is again accepting applications for the LIFT program.


Burgum, local leaders announce Red River Valley COVID-19 Task Force to address concentration of cases

Categories: all, COVID-19

Gov. Doug Burgum today was joined by local leaders in announcing a new Red River Valley COVID-19 Task Force to address an increasing concentration of COVID-19 case numbers in Cass County.


Human Services receives federal grant to help older adults stay connected and to address other COVID-19-related needs

Categories: all, COVID-19

The federal Administration for Community Living (ACL) has awarded the North Dakota Department of Human Services a $300,000 grant to help meet the needs of older adults and people with disabilities as communities continue working to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and to bring services and provide support to people at increased risk of COVID-19.


Positive COVID-19 Test Results

Categories: all, COVID-19

Below are the COVID-19 results as of May 5, 2020.


Bakken Restart Task Force established to outline plan forward to strengthen North Dakota’s energy future

Categories: all, COVID-19

The Department of Mineral Resources has established the Bakken Restart Task Force to facilitate rapid recovery of the oil and gas industry and supporting sectors impacted by COVID-related demand shock.

The task force includes Mineral Resources, Public Service Commission, Environmental Quality, Trust Lands, Pipeline Authority, Office of Management and Budget, Tax Department, Commerce, Bank of North Dakota and input requested from various industry subject matter experts.


Commerce responds to the needs of North Dakota communities and individuals

Categories: all, COVID-19

The North Dakota Department of Commerce received more than 11,300 responses from the North Dakota COVID-19 Community Impact Survey. 

 Commerce in partnership with other agencies, issued the statewide survey in April to gain a better understanding of how the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is impacting communities and individuals across the state. 


Positive COVID-19 Test Results

Categories: all, COVID-19

Below are the COVID-19 results as of May 4, 2020.


State Parks Announces Reopening of Campgrounds

Categories: all, COVID-19

The North Dakota Parks & Recreation Department announces the reopening of state park campgrounds. In alignment with the North Dakota Smart Restart Campaign, the department will be opening all campgrounds, except Little Missouri State Park, on May 9 for no-service camping. Starting May 21, all parks will be opened with limited service for this season.


Highway Patrol Sees Increase in Speeding Citations over 10 mph

Categories: all, COVID-19

Despite there being fewer vehicles on the road due to COVID-19, the North Dakota Highway Patrol (NDHP) has seen an increase in speeding citations issued for drivers exceeding the speed limit by over 10 mph. From March 15 to April 15, 2020, citations issued for speeds in excess of 10 mph have increased by 38% when compared to a 3-year average (2016-2018) of the citations issued during the same time period.


Special edition Commerce Business Briefing call slated for Thursday

Categories: all, COVID-19

The North Dakota Department of Commerce today announced that Minneapolis Federal Reserve President Neel Kashkari will join Commerce for a special edition of the Commerce Business Briefing call on May 7. 


Positive COVID-19 Test Results

Categories: all, COVID-19

Below are the COVID-19 results as of May 3, 2020


North Dakota Council on the Arts (NDCA) announces CARES Act Fund Guidelines and Applications to provide short-term financial relief to those in the arts, cultural and creative industries impacted by COVID-19 pandemic

Categories: all, COVID-19

Organizations and nonprofits, particularly those dependent on revenue from admissions, ticket sales, and other sources of earned income, are a segment of the North Dakota arts and cultural community especially hard-hit by this public health emergency. Artists and contract workers also engaged in producing art and arts and cultural events are facing unprecedented loss of income due to widespread cancellation of events, residencies, and production contracts.


Positive COVID-19 Test Results

Categories: all, COVID-19

Below are the COVID-19 results as of May 2, 2020


Positive COVID-19 Test Results

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Below are the COVID-19 results as of May 1, 2020


Burgum: K-12 schools will continue distance learning for remainder of school year as fight against COVID-19 continues

Categories: all, COVID-19

Gov. Doug Burgum today said his executive order directing K-12 schools to provide education via distance learning will remain in effect through the end of the current school year to help slow the spread of COVID-19 and protect students, staff and communities.


COVID-related cybersecurity threats rampant North Dakotans urged to follow simple safety steps

Categories: all, COVID-19

North Dakota’s Chief Information Security Officer Kevin Ford is reminding the state’s citizens of flourishing COVID-19-related cybersecurity threats including hackers exploiting weak passwords to gain access to users’ networks.


Positive COVID-19 Test Results

Categories: all, COVID-19

Below are the COVID-19 results as of April 30, 2020


Workforce Coordination Center reaches 750 registrants

Categories: all, COVID-19

Gov. Doug Burgum today praised North Dakotans for stepping up and signing up for the Workforce Coordination Center (WCC) to help in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.


Baesler: ND Schools Will Share $33M For COVID-19 Issues

Categories: all, COVID-19

State School Superintendent Kirsten Baesler has secured $33 million for North Dakota schools that was included in recent, sweeping federal legislation approved in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This money provides a tremendous relief source for schools and communities to address needs that have arisen due to COVID-19 as well as plan for the future.


Human Services expands access to telehealth services for vulnerable North Dakotans with behavioral health needs during COVID-19 pandemic

Categories: all, COVID-19

The North Dakota Department of Human Services has expanded access to telehealth services to provide medically-necessary behavioral health services to vulnerable North Dakotans during the COVID-19 pandemic. Telehealth services are offered by the department’s eight regional behavioral health clinics and four satellite clinics in the state. Each clinic offers behavioral health services focused on chronic disease management and behavioral health crises services. 


Positive COVID-19 Test Results

Categories: all, COVID-19

Below are the COVID-19 results as of April 29, 2020.


Burgum issues executive order providing additional guidance for businesses under ND Smart Restart

Categories: all, COVID-19

Gov. Doug Burgum today signed an amended executive order providing additional guidance for businesses that are resuming or continuing operations under the “North Dakota Smart Restart” protocols developed in collaboration with the business community to address the COVID-19 pandemic.


Highway Patrol to Enforce Driving Sober as North Dakota Bars Reopen

Categories: all, COVID-19

Governor Doug Burgum announced that closed businesses, including bars and restaurants, can reopen Friday, May 1 under new guidelines. In order to remove impaired drivers from the road, the North Dakota Highway Patrol (NDHP) will have extra patrols beginning May 1 through May 3.


Convalescent plasma donors needed

Categories: all, COVID-19

The North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH) and Vitalant are asking individuals who previously tested positive for COVID-19 and have recovered to consider donating their plasma, also known as convalescent plasma. There is currently no proven treatment for COVID-19, but the Food and Drug Administration is allowing the transfusion of convalescent plasma as an investigational treatment. It’s currently the only antibody treatment available for COVID-19 patients.


Burgum releases ND Smart Restart protocols for businesses operating through COVID-19 pandemic

Categories: all, COVID-19

Gov. Doug Burgum and Commerce Commissioner Michelle Kommer today released “North Dakota Smart Restart” protocols for businesses resuming or continuing operations during the COVID-19 pandemic, as the state’s number of active cases declined with a record number of recoveries.

 


Positive COVID-19 Test Results

Categories: all, COVID-19

Below are the COVID-19 results as of April 27, 2020.


Burgum to lift business restrictions, implement new guidelines for operating during COVID-19 pandemic

Categories: all, COVID-19

Gov. Doug Burgum today announced he will lift restrictions that were placed on businesses to slow the spread of the coronavirus, while implementing new guidelines and standard operating procedures for businesses as they resume or continue operations during the COVID-19 pandemic.

 


Help is available for North Dakotans struggling to pay heating bills

Categories: all, COVID-19

The North Dakota Department of Human Services wants state residents to know help is available if they are currently having trouble paying their heating bills due to the COVID-19 pandemic and changes in household income.


Positive COVID-19 Test Results

Categories: all, COVID-19

Below are the COVID-19 results as of April 26, 2020.


Life Skills and Transition Center and developmental disability service providers remain committed to serving vulnerable North Dakotans during COVID-19 pandemic

Categories: all, COVID-19

The Life Skills and Transition Center in Grafton, which is part of the North Dakota Department of Human Services, and other developmental disability service providers in the state continue providing valuable residential and support services to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities during the COVID-19 pandemic.


Positive COVID-19 Test Results

Categories: all, COVID-19

Below are the COVID-19 results as of April 25, 2020.


Positive COVID-19 Test Results

Categories: all, COVID-19

Below are the COVID-19 results as of April 24, 2020.


Industrial Commission Authorizes Bank of North Dakota Programs to Assist Businesses in Pandemic Recovery Efforts

Categories: all, COVID-19

The North Dakota Industrial Commission today authorized the Bank of North Dakota (BND) to provide two financing programs to assist North Dakota businesses in obtaining long-term, low-interest loans to assist in the state’s economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. The loan programs will help both small and large businesses to secure working capital and replenish inventory. The programs will be effective Wednesday, April 29, 2020


Amendment makes economic injury disaster loans available to agriculture

Categories: all, COVID-19

Congress has passed an amendment to the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act that enables agricultural businesses with 500 or fewer employees to participate in the Small Business Administration’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program. The bill includes an additional $60 billion for the EIDL program.


Positive COVID-19 Test Results

Categories: all, COVID-19

Below are the COVID-19 results as of April 23, 2020.


CARES Act funding will help cover surging unemployment insurance costs during COVID-19 crisis

Categories: all, COVID-19

Gov. Doug Burgum today said North Dakota has received guidance that it can use the federal Coronavirus Relief Fund to help cover the surging costs of unemployment insurance as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.


Help Write History: State Historical Society Asks North Dakotans to Share Personal Reflections during Pandemic

Categories: all, COVID-19

The State Historical Society of North Dakota is asking the public to help document the COVID-19 crisis by donating digital stories, personal reflections, photos, and home videos to the state agency where they will be preserved for future generations.


Guidance offered for ag-related businesses

Categories: all, COVID-19

Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring today issued guidance for ag-related businesses to ensure continuation of the food supply chain, while maintaining a healthy workforce.


NORTH DAKOTANS TO RECEIVE BALLOTS BY MAIL FOR JUNE ELECTION

Categories: all, COVID-19

ND Counties Explain Vote by Mail Process


Positive COVID-19 Test Results

Categories: all, COVID-19

Below are the COVID-19 results as of April 22, 2020.


ND Medicaid hosting COVID-19 response webinar on April 24

Categories: all, COVID-19

North Dakota Medicaid is hosting a webinar on Friday, April 24, from 1 to 2 p.m. Central Time to provide an update to providers, partners and other stakeholders on its response to the pandemic and answer any Medicaid-related questions pertaining to medical services and COVID-19.


North Dakota officials outline plan to expand testing capacity for COVID-19

Categories: all, COVID-19

Gov. Doug Burgum and Maj. Gen. Alan Dohrmann, director of the North Dakota Department of Emergency Services, today outlined a plan to significantly increase testing capacity for COVID-19, a critical component for protecting vulnerable populations and reopening businesses in the state.


North Dakota Department of Emergency Services hosts FEMA Public Assistance Grant Program briefing for COVID-19 reimbursement

Categories: all, COVID-19

Representatives from the North Dakota Department of Emergency Services (NDDES) this week conducted an informational briefing detailing the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Public Assistance (PA) Program. The federal aid was made available after North Dakota was approved April 1 for a major presidential disaster declaration for the COVID-19 pandemic.


Positive COVID-19 Test Results

Categories: all, COVID-19

Below are the COVID-19 results as of April 21, 2020.


Care19 app now available for Android users

Categories: all, COVID-19

Today Gov. Doug Burgum and the North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH) in partnership with ProudCrowd, announced that the Care19 app is now available for Android users to help slow the spread of COVID-19 in North Dakota.


Positive COVID-19 Test Results

Categories: all, COVID-19

Below are the COVID-19 results as of April 20, 2020.


Upcoming youth OHV safety classes canceled

Categories: all, COVID-19

The North Dakota Parks and Recreation Department is canceling all in person OHV youth safety classes through May 21 but reminds residences an online safety course is available year-round. The online class can be accessed by visiting www.parkrec.nd.gov. OHV operators ages 12 and older must possess an OHV Safety Certification or a driver’s license to legally operate on public land, including ditches and state OHV trails.


Program can help families resolve concerns when COVID-19 prevents them from visiting loved ones in long-term care facilities

Categories: all, COVID-19

Family members and friends are adjusting to visitor restrictions and other changes put in place to protect the health and well-being of the 9,600 individuals who reside in long-term care facilities in North Dakota. Residents of nursing homes, basic care, assisted living and hospital swing bed facilities are at higher risk of COVID-19 complications.


Statewide coalition launches personal protective equipment portal to connect needs, resources

Categories: all, COVID-19

North Dakota Information Technology, EduTech, Gateway to Science and Microsoft Corp., today announced a Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Portal, https://gatewaytoscience.org/nd-covid19/, designed to help fill the growing need for PPE throughout the state.


Positive COVID-19 Test Results

Categories: all, COVID-19

Below are the COVID-19 results for April 19, 2020.


Positive COVID-19 Test Results

Categories: all, COVID-19

Below are the COVID-19 results as of April 18, 2020.


Burgum: State, local response teams work quickly to contain COVID-19 outbreak at Grand Forks facility

Categories: all, COVID-19

State’s rapid response team identifies COVID-19 cases in drive-through testing at LM Wind Power manufacturing plant


Positive COVID-19 Test Results

Categories: all, COVID-19

Below are the COVID-19 results as of April 17, 2020.


Letters offered to critical and essential agriculture businesses

Categories: all, COVID-19

Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring is providing letters to critical and essential agriculture businesses for verification purposes in response to requests for being identified as such.


North Dakota creates temporary shelter program to serve vulnerable individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19 or need to be in quarantine

Categories: all, COVID-19

Today, a multi-agency task force announced a new temporary shelter program in North Dakota for vulnerable individuals who are homeless and who cannot safely stay at existing homeless and domestic violence shelters because they have tested positive for COVID-19, are showing symptoms and awaiting test results, or need to be in quarantine because of recent travel to the state from hotspot areas.


North Dakota Development Fund Board votes to extend initial payment suspension

Categories: all, COVID-19

The North Dakota Department of Commerce announced that the North Dakota Development Fund (NDDF) Board voted to extend the initial 30-day loan suspension for an additional two months. The extension suspends all payments for both principal and interest for all outstanding NDDF loans for an additional 60 days, effective April 16.


WIC is open for business

Categories: all, COVID-19

The Special Supplement Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) continues to be open for business during the COVID-19 pandemic.


Positive COVID-19 Test Results

Categories: all, COVID-19

Below are the COVID-19 results as of April 16, 2020.


Positive COVID-19 Test Results

Categories: all, COVID-19

Below are the COVID-19 results as of April 15, 2020.


Commerce releases North Dakota COVID-19 Community Impact Survey

Categories: all, COVID-19

The North Dakota Department of Commerce encourages all North Dakota residents to participate in the North Dakota COVID-19 Community Impact Survey. 


Theodore Roosevelt National Park Closed Through May 9th to Slow the Spread of COVID-19

Categories: all, COVID-19

Effective immediately, Theodore Roosevelt National Park will be closed to recreational use until further notice. The temporary closure includes visitor centers, facilities, trails, and campgrounds. East River Road in Billings County will remain accessible to local residential traffic. The purpose of the park closure is to safeguard the public and slow the spread of COVID-19 in response to guidance from state, county, and local health officials. The health and safety of our visitors, employees, volunteers, and partners is our number one priority.


Burgum extends business restrictions for 10 days, outlines path forward for reopening

Categories: all, COVID-19

BISMARCK, N.D. – Gov. Doug Burgum today extended access restrictions on certain businesses for an additional 10 days and outlined a path forward for them to reopen as the number of COVID-19 cases in North Dakota continued to climb.


Game and Fish advisory board to livestream spring meetings

Categories: all, COVID-19

The North Dakota Game and Fish Department Advisory Board will host its spring round of public meetings online this year due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.


Positive COVID-19 Test Results

Categories: all, COVID-19

Below are the COVID-19 results as of April 14, 2020.


North Dakota finalizes hospital surge plan for COVID-19 response

Categories: COVID-19

BISMARCK, N.D. – Gov. Doug Burgum and Chief Operating Officer Tammy Miller today outlined the finalized hospital surge plan for North Dakota, expressing confidence that the state has the hospital capacity it needs to handle a surge in COVID-19 patients if one should occur.


Behavioral health professionals provide vital services to North Dakotans

Categories: all, COVID-19

Behavioral health is health. In this time of uncertainty, the services and support provided by behavioral health professionals are even more essential to individuals’ well-being. The North Dakota Department of Human Services would like to thank all of the behavioral health professionals who continue to serve individuals and families in North Dakota.


North Dakota students receive national awards, compete in online cybersecurity competition

Categories: all, COVID-19

Chief Information Officer Shawn Riley today congratulated ten North Dakota students who received national recognition by the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT), as well as Valley City State University student Shane Hitch who was a top-five finisher in a Capture the Flag cybersecurity competition hosted by NICERC, the National Integrated Cyber Education Research Center. The CTF was held in conjunction with the first-of-its-kind technology focused, multi-industry career expo, Dakota Strike, scheduled for April 8 at the Fargodome, which was cancelled due to COVID-19.


Positive COVID-19 Test Results

Categories: all, COVID-19

Below are the COVID-19 results as of April 13, 2020.


Burgum allows for changes to maintain critical services for vulnerable youths during COVID-19 pandemic

Categories: COVID-19

BISMARCK, N.D. – Gov. Doug Burgum today signed an executive order allowing for changes necessary to maintain critical operations for vulnerable youths being served in Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facilities and Qualified Residential Treatment Programs during the COVID-19 pandemic.


Positive COVID-19 Test Results

Categories: all, COVID-19

Below are the COVID-19 results from April 12, 2020.


Positive COVID-19 Test Results

Categories: all, COVID-19

Below are the COVID-19 results as of April 11, 2020. 


Positive COVID-19 Test Results

Categories: all, COVID-19

Below are the COVID-19 results as of April 10, 2020. 


Tufte issues order to provide essential workforce exemptions for household contacts; urges employers to follow safety practices

Categories: all, COVID-19

State Health Officer Mylynn Tufte today issued an order expanding on Gov. Doug Burgum’s executive order 2020-21 requiring individuals who are family or household contacts to quarantine for 14 days. To align with new CDC guidance, Tufte’s order allows for essential workforce exemptions for individuals who are household contacts of people testing positive for COVID-19.


HUD Statement on Fair Housing and COVID-19

Categories: all, COVID-19

“Every year, April is the time we honor history’s fair housing heroes and celebrate our nation’s civil rights progress. Though our national attention is now fiercely focused on overcoming the public health threat of COVID-19, the principle and promise of Fair Housing for All must still guide us,” said HUD Secretary Ben Carson. “There’s a fair housing hero in all of us...in the kindness and care toward a vulnerable neighbor, in the compassion and empathy for those who have contracted the virus, in the celebration of the tireless caregivers serving on the front line of the disease, and in the simple sacrifice made by the rest of us to stay home, stay safe and slow the spread.”


Positive COVID-19 Test Results

Categories: all, COVID-19

Below are the COVID-19 results as of April 9,2020.


Council on Developmental Disabilities offers mini-grants to fill gaps and meet individual and family needs related to COVID-19

Categories: all, COVID-19

The North Dakota State Council on Developmental Disabilities is concerned about the added challenges the COVID-19 pandemic is creating for individuals with developmental disabilities, their families and the organizations providing services to them. Late last week, the council approved setting aside $15,000 in a COVID-19 Relief Fund to support time-limited projects that address unique needs and gaps in services.


ND agencies announce line-up of virtual events and activities for parents, children and others to help build protective factors in families during COVID-19 pandemic

Categories: all, COVID-19

In recognition of Child Abuse Prevention Month, the North Dakota Department of Human Services’ Children and Family Services Division and Prevent Child Abuse North Dakota (PCAND) have partnered with child advocate agencies in the state to host virtual events and activities beginning this week to help build stronger, healthier families during this stressful time.


Positive COVID-19 Test Results

Categories: all, COVID-19

Below are the COVID-19 results as of April 8, 2020.


Tufte amends order to quarantine for individuals returning to North Dakota

Categories: all, COVID-19

State Health Officer Mylynn Tufte today amended an order originally signed on March 28 directing individuals to quarantine for 14 days if traveling back to North Dakota from all international locations and states in the United States. In addition, Tufte also clarified an order relating to individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19.

“As COVID-19 continues to spread across North Dakota, staying home as much as possible continues to be one of the best ways to reduce your exposure to COVID-19,” said Tufte.


Burgum issues orders to help address impacts of COVID-19 pandemic

Categories: all, COVID-19

Gov. Doug Burgum today issued executive orders designed to help address the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic for school districts, agribusiness, fuel retailers and others in North Dakota.


Positive COVID-19 Test Results

Categories: all, COVID-19

Below are the COVID-19 results as of April 7, 2020.


Citizens, Team ND members urged to follow safety precautions when using video conferencing tools

Categories: all, COVID-19

Chief Information Security Officer Kevin Ford and State Superintendent Kirsten Baesler today alerted the public to new cybersecurity threats tied to video conferencing platforms, like Zoom, which are becoming increasingly popular given the global increase in remote work and learning environments. North Dakota Information Technology’s Cyber Operations Center has also issued a security risk assessment and associated guidelines for video conferencing platforms that can be accessed at this link.


ND State Hospital provides update on COVID-19 preparedness; staff continue to provide vital behavioral health services

Categories: all, COVID-19

The North Dakota State Hospital in Jamestown is ramping up its COVID-19 preparedness efforts while maintaining specialized inpatient and residential care to individuals with severe, complex and persistent mental illnesses and substance use disorders.


Burgum signs executive orders to slow spread of COVID-19, limit visitation to nursing homes

Categories: all, COVID-19

Doug Burgum today signed two executive orders designed to slow the spread of COVID-19 in North Dakota and protect the most vulnerable from the coronavirus disease by limiting visitation to long-term care facilities.


North Dakota launches Care19 app to combat COVID-19

Categories: all, COVID-19

Today Gov. Doug Burgum and the North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH) in partnership with ProudCrowd, creators of the popular Bison Tracker app, launched a free mobile app, Care19, to help slow the spread of COVID-19 in North Dakota.


Positive COVID-19 Test Results

Categories: all, COVID-19

Below are the COVID-19 results as of April 6, 2020.


Non-essential ag activities and events should be canceled or postponed

Categories: all, COVID-19

While agriculture and food have been deemed essential industries by the Department of Homeland Security, agriculture-related activities and events that are not essential to the process of producing food and feed should be canceled or postponed to a later date.


Beekeepers essential to food production

Categories: all, COVID-19

Agriculture and food have been deemed essential industries by the Department of Homeland Security, and Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring reminds people that beekeepers and their employees are included in that definition.


Insurance Department and insurance companies collaborate to benefit North Dakota consumers

Categories: all, COVID-19

Insurance Commissioner Jon Godfread today applauded the issuance of "Shelter-in-Place-Payback" to car insurance drivers insured by Allstate and the creation of the “Return of Premium Relief Fund” by American Family Insurance. 


Positive COVID-19 Test Results

Categories: all, COVID-19

Below are the COVID-19 results as of April 5, 2020.


Game and Fish revokes fishing tournament permits

Categories: all, COVID-19

The North Dakota Game and Fish Department has revoked all fishing tournaments for April and May due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.


NDDOT offering limited MV large truck services by appointment

Categories: all, COVID-19

The North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) is now scheduling limited Motor Vehicle large truck services by appointment only in response to the COVID-19 outbreak and the Governor’s emergency declaration. NDDOT has adjusted our services to support the continued movement of commerce and agricultural commodities which are critical to our state and nation. 


Positive COVID-19 Test Results

Categories: all, COVID-19

Below are the positive COVID-19 test results as of April 4, 2020.


Unemployment Insurance system now accepting new Pandemic-related claim types

Categories: all, COVID-19

Job Service North Dakota has successfully implemented programming to accept two new Pandemic related claim types provided by the recently passed federal CARES Act.


Positive COVID-19 Test Results

Categories: all, COVID-19

Below are the COVID-19 positive test results as of April 3, 2020.


Burgum announces pilot project to expand COVID-19 testing and improve tracing to slow spread of virus

Categories: all, COVID-19

Gov. Doug Burgum today announced a new pilot project to expand COVID-19 testing and improve contact tracing to slow the spread of the coronavirus in North Dakota.


Protocols for workers arriving from other countries, states

Categories: all, COVID-19

Employers should follow certain protocols if they have workers coming from other countries and/or states during this pandemic. Agriculture, construction, and other seasonal workers will soon enter North Dakota for spring employment, and state agencies and associations urge them to protect themselves and others from COVID-19.


Child Support Program continues to serve parents online and by phone during COVID-19 pandemic

Categories: all, COVID-19

The North Dakota Department of Human Services’ Child Support Division wants parents, employers and other partners to know that services continue to be available despite the COVID-19 pandemic. 


ND Human Services to issue extra SNAP benefits for March and April

Categories: all, COVID-19

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic with funding from Congress included in the Families First Coronavirus Response Act and support from the federal U.S. Department of Agriculture – Food and Nutrition Services (FNS), the North Dakota Department of Human Services will be issuing extra Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits for March and April to some SNAP households in the state.


Paddlefish snagging harvest season canceled

Categories: all, COVID-19

The North Dakota 2020-22 fishing proclamation has been amended and the state Game and Fish Department is canceling the upcoming paddlefish snagging harvest season due to the coronavirus pandemic.


Positive COVID-19 Test Results

Categories: all, COVID-19

Below are the COVID-19 results from April 2, 2020


State agencies promote benefits of outdoor recreation

Categories: all, COVID-19

While the upcoming weekend weather doesn't necessarily remind us of spring, warmer weather is just around the corner. As the days get longer and temperatures rise, people naturally want to head outdoors. But this year it's not business as usual.


Fund set up for donations to aid COVID-19 response; personal protective equipment also being accepted

Categories: all, COVID-19

Gov. Doug Burgum today announced that monetary donations and donations of personal protective equipment are being accepted to aid in the state’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.


NDDOT delivers medical supplies to combat COVID-19

Categories: all, COVID-19

North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) employees teamed up with the North Dakota Department of Health this week to deliver medical supplies to hospitals around the state.


Positive COVID-19 Test Results April 1 | 3 p.m. - Midnight

Categories: all, COVID-19

Below are the COVID 19 Results from April 1, 2020 as of 12am.


ND Medicaid to host webinar on April 3 to share information on Medicaid services and COVID-19

Categories: all, COVID-19

North Dakota Medicaid will hold a third webinar on Friday, April 3, from 1 to 2 p.m. Central Time, to provide updated information and answer Medicaid-related questions concerning Medicaid services and COVID-19. North Dakota Medicaid providers, advocacy organizations and other stakeholders are invited to participate.


Burgum waives waiting period for unemployment benefits, extends business closures by two weeks

Categories: all, COVID-19

Gov. Doug Burgum today signed an executive order waiving the mandatory one-week waiting period for unemployment benefits as claims continue to increase in North Dakota during the COVID-19 pandemic.


Help Us Help You! Updates from NDCA

Categories: all, COVID-19

Kim Konikow, Executive Director, North Dakota Council on the Arts (NDCA) today announced several updates and assistance available to the arts and cultural sector.


COVID-19 Positive Test Results for April 1, 2020

Categories: all, COVID-19

Below are the COVID-19 results from April 1, 2020 as of 3pm.


President grants Burgum’s request for major disaster declaration related to COVID-19 response

Categories: all, COVID-19

Gov. Doug Burgum today announced that President Donald Trump has granted the governor’s request for a major presidential disaster declaration to make federal assistance available to support North Dakota’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.


COVID-19 Positive Test Results for April 1, 2020

Categories: all, COVID-19

Below are the COVID-19 results from April 1, 2020 as of 9am.


Burgum announces Workforce Coordination Center to serve emergency needs during COVID-19 pandemic

Categories: all, COVID-19

Gov. Doug Burgum today announced the activation of North Dakota’s Workforce Coordination Center (WCC) to serve emergency workforce needs in support of health care providers, industries and agencies affected by COVID-19. Those who are out of work, retired or just want to help are asked to consider volunteering during this emergency situation. The WCC is seeking both volunteers and paid staff.


COVID-19 Positive Test Results for March 31, 2020

Categories: all, COVID-19

Below are the COVID-19 results from March 31, 2020 as of 3pm.


COVID-19 Positive Test Results for March 31, 2020

Categories: all, COVID-19

Below are the COVID-19 results from March 31, 2020 as of 9am.


Burgum stresses social distancing, staying home as ND records two additional deaths related to COVID-19

Categories: all, COVID-19

Gov. Doug Burgum today called on North Dakotans to take the coronavirus crisis seriously and step up social distancing efforts as the state Department of Health reported two additional deaths related to COVID-19.


COVID-19 Positive Test Results for March 30, 2020

Categories: all, COVID-19

Below are the COVID-19 results from March 30, 2020 as of 3pm.


Insurance Commissioner issues bulletins to protect North Dakotans during COVID-19 pandemic

Categories: all, COVID-19

Insurance Commissioner Jon Godfread today announced the issuance of seven bulletins in response to executive orders made by Governor Doug Burgum and in the interest of protecting North Dakotans during the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. COVID-19 is a highly contagious, viral disease for which the only known method of prevention is to avoid being exposed to the virus by reducing contact with other individuals.


Some state facilities implement public screening process

Categories: all, COVID-19

Office of Management and Budget Director Joe Morrissette announced today that the North Dakota State Capitol and select locations of the North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) will begin implementing a COVID-19 public screening processes.


UPDATED: NDDOT offering CDL services by appointment only

Categories: all, COVID-19

The North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) is now scheduling appointments for commercial driver license (CDL) knowledge and road tests, as well as adding endorsements. CDL services are available by appointment only and walk-ins will not be accepted at this time.  Appointments can be scheduled by calling NDDOT at 701-328-3489 or toll free 1-855-633-6835. Monday thru Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


COVID-19 Positive Test Results for March 30, 2020

Categories: all, COVID-19

Below are the COVID-19 results from March 30, 2020 as of 9am.


Rebuilders Loan payments may be deferred six months

Categories: all, COVID-19

Bank of North Dakota, in conjunction with local financial institutions, is allowing any borrower who received a Rebuilders Loan after the 2011 flood event to defer payments for six months.


Some state facilities implement public screening process

Categories: all, COVID-19

Office of Management and Budget Director Joe Morrissette announced today that the North Dakota State Capitol and select locations of the North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) will begin implementing a COVID-19 public screening processes.


COVID-19 Positive Test Results for March 29, 2020

Categories: all, COVID-19

A.M. POSITIVE TEST RESULTS | March 28 at 3 p.m. - March 29 at 9 a.m. 

  • Man in his 30s from Stark County, possible travel 
  • Woman in her 40s from Cass County, community spread 
  • Woman in her 30s from Cass County, under investigation  
  • Man in his 80s from Morton County, under investigation  

 

P.M. POSITIVE TEST RESULTS | March 29 from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. 

  • There were no positives to report during this timeframe.  

Burgum requests major presidential disaster declaration for response to COVID-19 pandemic

Categories: all, COVID-19

Gov. Doug Burgum has requested a major presidential disaster declaration to unlock federal assistance to support North Dakota’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

 


COVID-19 Positive Test Results for March 29, 2020

Categories: all, COVID-19

A.M. POSITIVE TEST RESULTS | March 28 at 3 p.m. - March 29 at 9 a.m. 

  • Man in his 30s from Stark County, possible travel 
  • Woman in her 40s from Cass County, community spread 
  • Woman in her 30s from Cass County, under investigation  
  • Man in his 80s from Morton County, under investigation  

Tufte orders quarantine for individuals traveling from international locations or select states

Categories: all, COVID-19

Updated to reflect an amendment which removed the order to quarantine for those in the past 14 days who had traveled from all international locations and states in the U.S. classified as having widespread disease by the CDC. In addition, the exempt workforce sectors were also added to the order. Find the amended order at this link.

 

State Health Officer Mylynn Tufte today signed a confinement order directing individuals to quarantine for 14 days if traveling back to North Dakota from all international locations and states in the U.S. classified as having widespread disease by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
  


COVID-19 Positive Test Results for March 28, 2020

Categories: all, COVID-19

A.M. POSITIVE TEST RESULTS | March 27 at 3 p.m. - March 28 at 9 a.m. 

  • Woman in her 40s from Mountrail County, under investigation 
  • Man in his 30s from Cass County, community spread 
  • Man in his 60s from Sioux County, community spread 
  • Man in his 30s from Stark County, under investigation  
  • Man in his 40s from Morton County, under investigation  
  • Man in his 30s from Stark County, close contact 
  • Man in his 30s from Burleigh County, under investigation  
  • Man in his 40s from Burleigh County, under investigation  
  • Man in his 60s from Barnes County, under investigation  
  • Woman in her 50s from Barnes County, under investigation 
  • Woman in her 60s from Cass County, under investigation  
  • Woman in her 20s from Cass County, under investigation  
  • Woman in her 50s from Cass County, travel 
  • Man in his 40s from Cass County, under investigation 
  • Woman in her 20s from Cass County, under investigation  

 

P.M. POSITIVE TEST RESULTS | March 28 at 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. 

  • Man in his 30s from Cass County, community spread 
  • Woman in her 20s from Morton County, under investigation  
  • Woman in her 40s from Divide County, under investigation  
  • Man in his 50s from Mercer County, under investigation  
  • Woman in her 50s from Ward County, close contact  
  • Man in his 30s from Ward County, close contact 
  • Man in his 20s from Ward County, under investigation 
  • Man in his 40s from McLean County, under investigation 
  • Woman in her 40s from McLean County, under investigation  
  • Woman in her 30s from Burleigh County, under investigation  
  • Man in his 40s from Mountrail County, under investigation  

COVID-19 Positive Test Results for March 28, 2020

Categories: all, COVID-19

A.M. POSITIVE TEST RESULTS | March 27 at 3 p.m. - March 28 at 9 a.m. 

  • Woman in her 40s from Mountrail County, under investigation 
  • Man in his 30s from Cass County, community spread 
  • Man in his 60s from Sioux County, community spread 
  • Man in his 30s from Stark County, under investigation  
  • Man in his 40s from Morton County, under investigation  
  • Man in his 30s from Stark County, close contact 
  • Man in his 30s from Burleigh County, under investigation  
  • Man in his 40s from Burleigh County, under investigation  
  • Man in his 60s from Barnes County, under investigation  
  • Woman in her 50s from Barnes County, under investigation 
  • Woman in her 60s from Cass County, under investigation  
  • Woman in her 20s from Cass County, under investigation  
  • Woman in her 50s from Cass County, travel 
  • Man in his 40s from Cass County, under investigation 
  • Woman in her 20s from Cass County, under investigation  

Burgum expands business closures to protect health, suspends unemployment taxes to help employers

Categories: all, COVID-19

Gov. Doug Burgum today expanded business closures in North Dakota to help slow the spread of the novel coronavirus and protect public health, while also suspending payment of unemployment taxes to allow employers to focus on their businesses and employees during the COVID-19 crisis.

 


NDDOT offering CDL services by appointment only

Categories: all, COVID-19

The North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) is now scheduling appointments for commercial driver license (CDL) knowledge and road tests, as well as adding endorsements. CDL services are available by appointment only. Walk-ins will not be accepted at this time. 

 


COVID-19 Positive Test Results for March 27, 2020

Categories: all, COVID-19

Below are the COVID-19 results from March 27, 2020 as of 3pm.


​​​​​​​North Dakota Department of Health reports first death related to COVID-19 

Categories: all, COVID-19

The North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH) today reported the first confirmed death of a North Dakota resident due to COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. The death occurred in a man in his 90s from Cass County who had underlying health conditions and acquired COVID-19 through community spread, meaning the source of infection was unknown.


Missouri River system boat ramp status

Categories: all, COVID-19

Anglers looking to enjoy the nice weather this weekend by fishing open water on the Missouri River System can check the status of boat ramps at the North Dakota Game and Fish Department’s website, gf.nd.gov.


COVID-19 Positive Test Results for March 27, 2020

Categories: all, COVID-19

Below are the COVID-19 results from March 27, 2020 as of 9am.


Burgum releases child care guidelines, signs order to allow for mail ballot elections during COVID-19 crisis

Categories: all, COVID-19

Gov. Doug Burgum today released modified operating practices and an emergency grant program for child care providers to help them through the COVID-19 crisis and ensure that child care services are available for health, safety and other lifeline workers. The governor also signed an executive order giving counties the option of mail ballot-only elections to protect public health during the coronavirus emergency.

 


COVID-19 Positive Test Results for March 26, 2020  

Categories: all, COVID-19

Below are the COVID-19 results from March 26, 2020 as of 3pm.


REAL ID deadline extended to October 2021

Categories: all, COVID-19

The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is extending the REAL ID deadline enforcement one-year from the current October 1, 2020, deadline to October 1, 2021.


Game and Fish reminds anglers to keep social distance

Categories: all, COVID-19

With a pleasant weekend in the forecast and a lot of North Dakotans anxious to do something outside, the State Game and Fish Department reminds anglers to practice social distancing, whether it’s on shore, from a boat or on the ice.


COVID-19 Positive Test Results for March 26, 2020  

Categories: all, COVID-19

 Below are the COVID-19 results from March 26, 2020 as of 9am.


ND Medicaid receives waiver to implement temporary program changes to address COVID-19

Categories: all, COVID-19

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the North Dakota Department of Human Services has received a waiver from the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to temporarily ease select Medicaid requirements to ensure sufficient health care services and resources are available to meet the needs of individuals enrolled in the program.


COVID-19 ND Business Briefing call slated for Thursday

Categories: all, COVID-19

The North Dakota Department of Commerce today announced the next COVID-19 Business Briefing call is scheduled for Thursday, March 26. 


Burgum extends workers' compensation to first responders, health workers who contract COVID-19

Categories: all, COVID-19

Gov. Doug Burgum today signed an executive order extending worker’s compensation coverage to first responders and health care providers who contract COVID-19 on the job.


COVID-19 Positive Test Results for March 25, 2020

Categories: all, COVID-19

Below are the COVID-19 results from March 25, 2020 as of 9am.


Human Services to hold a second webinar for ND Medicaid providers and others on March 27 to share information on Medicaid services and COVID-19

Categories: COVID-19

The North Dakota Department of Human Services will hold a second webinar on March 27, from 1 to 2 p.m. Central Time, to provide updated information and answer Medicaid-related questions pertaining to Medicaid services and COVID-19. North Dakota Medicaid providers, advocacy organizations and other stakeholders are invited to participate.


Ton Mile Fee Refund Process

Categories: COVID-19

On March 24, 2020, Governor Doug Burgum signed an Executive Order removing spring weight restrictions on state highways. This order will result in purchasers receiving a refund on permits for ton mile fees on spring weight restrictions for loads starting on or after March 24. Haulers who purchased an oversize permit with a start date of March 24, 2020 or later, that incurred ton mile fees due to spring weight restrictions will automatically receive a refund. The refund could take up to two weeks to process. Contact NDHP Permits for questions about these refunds by emailing ndhppermits@nd.gov or calling (701) 328-2621.


Capitol lighting will honor #aworldofhearts Facebook campaign

Categories: all, COVID-19

The North Dakota Capitol building in Bismarck will light up tonight as part of the #aworldofhearts Facebook campaign that has developed a worldwide following in the five days since its launch in Bismarck.


COVID-19 AM Positive Test Results for March 25, 2020

Categories: all, COVID-19

Below are the COVID-19 results from March 25, 2020 as of 9am.


Partners in Planning and Main Street Vibrancy Grant Application Deadlines Extended

Categories: all, COVID-19

The North Dakota Department of Commerce announced today the application deadlines for both the Main Street Initiative Partners in Planning and Main Street Vibrancy Grants have been extended until July 31, 2020.


NDDOT lifts seasonal load restrictions on state highways after Burgum signs executive order

Categories: COVID-19

Beginning today, the North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) has temporarily lifted seasonal load restrictions on all state highways to minimize disruption of the supply chain during the COVID-19 public health emergency.


State Superintendent, Governor seek testing waiver

Categories: COVID-19

State School Superintendent and Gov. Doug Burgum have collaborated on a request to the U.S. Department of Education to waive all federally mandated student assessments for the 2019-20 school year.


COVID-19 Positive Test Results for March 24, 2020

Categories: COVID-19

A.M. POSITIVE TEST RESULTS | March 23 at 3 p.m. - March 24 at 9 a.m. 

  • Man in his 20s from Dunn County, travel 
  • Woman in her 60s from Burleigh County, travel  

P.M. POSITIVE TEST RESULTS | March 24 from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. 

  • Man in his 70s from Cass County, under investigation 
  • Man in his 90s from Cass County , under investigation  

Bank of North Dakota announces student loan relief options

Categories: COVID-19

Bank of North Dakota (BND) shared its student loan relief plans to assist borrowers impacted by COVID-19 with the Industrial Commission today. Effective immediately, borrowers may request to defer payments for six months.


COVID-19 Positive Test Results for March 24, 2020

Categories: COVID-19

A.M. POSITIVE TEST RESULTS | March 23 at 3 p.m. - March 24 at 9 a.m. 

  • Man in his 20s from Dunn County, travel 
  • Woman in her 60s from Burleigh County, travel  

Human Services’ public behavioral health clinics continue to serve vulnerable North Dakotans

Categories: COVID-19

The coronavirus continues to disrupt lives and cause stress, anxiety and fear. In response, the North Dakota Department of Human Services’ eight regional human service clinics and their four satellite clinics are continuing to provide medically-necessary behavioral health services to vulnerable North Dakotans. The clinics located in Bismarck, Devils Lake, Dickinson, Fargo, Grand Forks, Jamestown, Minot and Williston with satellite clinics in Grafton, Rolla, Valley City and the Off Main location in Fargo, offer behavioral health services focused on chronic disease management and behavioral health crises.


Guidelines being developed to ensure child care for essential workers through COVID-19 crisis

Categories: COVID-19

North Dakota has launched a rapid planning process to develop operating guidelines to ensure that child care is available for health care and other essential workers through the COVID-19 crisis, Gov. Doug Burgum said today. The planning process began over the weekend and is focused on three objectives, he said.


COVID-19 Positive Test Results for March 23, 2020

Categories: COVID-19

A.M. POSITIVE TEST RESULTS | March 22 at 3 p.m. - March 23 at 9 a.m. 

  • There were no additional positives reported during this timeframe. 

P.M. POSITIVE TEST RESULTS | March 23 from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. 

  • Woman in her 30s from Burleigh County, close contact 
  • Man in his 70s from Walsh County, under investigation 

Human service zones continue to provide vital services, but close to the public

Categories: COVID-19

The North Dakota Department of Human Services and the 19 human service zones, formerly called county social service offices, have closed their administrative offices to the public but are continuing to provide vital human services. Department staff who work in the counties and human service zone offices and team members are continuing to provide all services by working on-site or remotely to practice social distancing.

 


HOUSING AGENCY URGES NORTH DAKOTANS TO TALK TO YOUR MORTGAGE SERVICER OR LANDLORD FIRST; DON’T BECOME A VICTIM OF A FINANCIAL SCAM

Categories: COVID-19

North Dakota Housing Finance Agency (NDHFA) is encouraging households facing financial difficulties because of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) to notify their mortgage loan servicer or landlord if they are unable to make their mortgage or rent payment.

 


COVID-19 Positive Test Results for March 23, 2020

Categories: COVID-19

A.M. POSITIVE TEST RESULTS | March 22 at 3 p.m. - March 23 at 9 a.m. 

  • There were no additional positives reported during this timeframe. 

Remain vigilant against COVID-19 as state confirms 30th positive case

Categories: all, COVID-19

Burgum signed an executive order giving K-12 school districts until March 27 to submit plans for resuming instruction with age-appropriate, distance learning methods.


COVID-19 Positive Test Results for March 22, 2020

Categories: COVID-19

A.M. POSITIVE TEST RESULTS | March 21 at 3 p.m. - March 22 at 9 a.m. 

  • There were no additional positives reported during this timeframe.  

P.M. POSITIVE TEST RESULTS | March 22 from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. 

  • Woman in her 30s from Burleigh County, travel related 
  • Man in his 40s from Pierce County, close contact 

COVID-19 Positive Test Results for March 22, 2020

Categories: COVID-19

A.M. POSITIVE TEST RESULTS | March 21 at 3 p.m. - March 22 at 9 a.m.

  • There were no additional positives reported during this timeframe.

State takes steps to reduce regulatory burdens to help North Dakotans through COVID-19 crisis

Categories: all, COVID-19

Gov. Doug Burgum today signed three executive orders today to reduce regulatory burdens and improve services for North Dakota citizens to help them through the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.


Burgum signs executive order to help slow spread of COVID-19, expand testing locations

Categories: all, COVID-19

Gov. Doug Burgum today signed an executive order designed to help slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) and expand testing locations for North Dakotans.


NDDOT Shifts Services to Operate Virtually and Online

Categories: all, COVID-19

In response to the COVID-19 outbreak and Gov. Doug Burgum’s emergency declaration, the North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) is adjusting services to provide online or mail-in services only and working remotely to continue business operations.  


NDDOT shifts services to operate virtually and online

Categories: COVID-19

In response to the COVID-19 outbreak and Gov. Doug Burgum’s emergency declaration, the North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) is adjusting services to provide online or mail-in services only and working remotely to continue business operations. 


COVID-19 Positive Test Results March 21, 2020 as of 9 a.m.

Categories: COVID-19

 Below are the COVID-19 results on March 21, 2020 as of 9 a.m.   


Small Business Administration declares economic disaster funds for North Dakota

Categories: all, COVID-19

The North Dakota Department of Commerce today announced that the Small Business Administration has declared an economic disaster in North Dakota in response to the recent novel coronavirus (COVID-19) health crisis. 


COVID-19 Positive Test Results March 20, 2020

Categories: all, COVID-19

Below are the COVID-19 results from March 20, 2020 as of 3pm. 


Innovate ND program on hold in response to COVID-19 crisis

Categories: all, COVID-19

The North Dakota Department of Commerce today announced that the Innovate North Dakota program is on hold until further notice.


State officials provide COVID-19-related cybersecurity threat information

Categories: all, COVID-19

Chief Information Security Officer Kevin Ford, along with North Dakota’s Joint Information Center leadership team, today provided information regarding widespread phishing and social engineering attacks malicious actors are using to exploit the coronavirus pandemic.


Burgum orders bars, restaurants closed to on-site patrons; provides additional guidance for K-12 schools

Categories: all, COVID-19

Gov. Doug Burgum today signed an executive order directing bars and restaurants to close to on-site patrons and issued additional guidance for K-12 schools to continue to educate students with alternative delivery methods beginning April 1 during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

 


ND senior meal providers cancel dine-in meals and work on alternate plans to sustain important nutrition services for older adults

Categories: all, COVID-19

North Dakota senior nutrition service providers have canceled dine-in meals effective March 19 to protect vulnerable individuals from the coronavirus. Providers will be offering alternatives such as take out, home delivered and frozen meal options. They will continue to provide home-delivered meals to current consumers.


Some state facilities closed as a COVID-19 precaution

Categories: all, COVID-19

The state of North Dakota is committed to safety, and in light of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, some facilities have temporarily closed as a precaution to prevent spreading the virus. This is an ever-changing situation, so we recommend that if you plan to visit a facility please call ahead, make an appointment or visit their website before traveling to check on hours, operation changes or event cancellations.


LIFT program on hold in response to COVID-19 crisis

Categories: all, COVID-19

The North Dakota Department of Commerce today announced that the Innovation Technology Loan Fund (LIFT) program is on hold until further notice. 


North Dakota Development Fund Board votes to suspend all NDDF loan payments for 30 days

Categories: all, COVID-19

 The North Dakota Department of Commerce today announced that the North Dakota Development Fund (NDDF) Board voted to suspend all payments for both principal and interest for all outstanding North Dakota Development Fund (NDDF) loans for 30 days, effective March 19. 


NDDOT utilizes digital signs to inform public on COVID-19

Categories: all, COVID-19

In response to the state's declared emergency for COVID-19, the North Dakota Department of Transportation is launching a statewide educational campaign on state highways. These messages are designed to inform the public and encourage North Dakotans to be more diligent about containing the spread of the virus.


Burgum issues executive order restricting public access to state facilities

Categories: all, COVID-19

Gov. Doug Burgum today announced that public access to state facilities, including the North Dakota State Capitol, will be restricted effective immediately until Monday, April 6, 2020.


Human Services to hold webinar for ND Medicaid providers and others on March 20 to share information on COVID-19

Categories: all, COVID-19

The North Dakota Department of Human Services will hold a webinar tomorrow, March 20, from 1 to 2 p.m. Central Time to provide information and answer Medicaid-related questions pertaining to Medicaid services and COVID-19. North Dakota Medicaid providers, advocacy organizations and other stakeholders are invited to participate.


Lifeline Program Available to Help with Phone or Internet Costs

Categories: all, COVID-19

Lifeline is a program that lowers the monthly cost of phone or internet service for those who qualify.


Human Services presentation on ND Medicaid primary care management reform has been rescheduled for April 16

Categories: all, COVID-19

The North Dakota Department of Human Services’ presentation originally scheduled for today from 3 to 4 p.m. Central Time on primary care management reform for North Dakota Medicaid has been rescheduled for Thursday, April 16, from 3 to 4 p.m. Central Time. The presentation will be available through Skype video conference at https://bit.ly/3cqpykp or by phone at 701-328-0950, passcode 827948193#. North Dakota Medicaid providers and other stakeholders are invited to attend.


State health officials confirm eight additional cases of COVID-19 in North Dakota, make changes to testing prioritization

Categories: all, COVID-19

The North Dakota Department of Health (NDDOH) today confirmed eight additional cases of novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in residents from Burleigh and Morton counties. Six individuals have a history of travel and two individuals are community spread. So far in North Dakota, 508 individuals have been tested, 493 were negative, 15 are positive and 1 of the individuals is hospitalized.   


Commerce encourages businesses to prepare for SBA Disaster Loan application

Categories: all, COVID-19

 The North Dakota Department of Commerce today announced that businesses experiencing or forecasting financial strain relating to the current novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic are highly encouraged to begin preparing a Small Business Administration (SBA) Disaster Loan application.  


ND Department of Human Services reminds people about available online services

Categories: all, COVID-19

In response to public efforts to prevent the spread of coronavirus to vulnerable individuals, the North Dakota Department of Human Services is reminding individuals about available online services and is taking other measures to help support recommendations about social distancing.


UPDATED: Two cases of COVID-19 in Morton County are North Dakota’s first confirmed cases of community spread

Categories: all, COVID-19

The North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH) today confirmed two new cases of COVID-19 which are the first confirmed cases of community spread of the disease in North Dakota.


Behavioral Health Division offers resources to support the behavioral health of North Dakotans during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

Categories: all, COVID-19

The outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19) can be stressful for people and communities. The North Dakota Department of Human Services’ Behavioral Health Division is offering resources to support North Dakotans’ behavioral health during this time. The information is available online at www.behavioralhealth.nd.gov/covid-19.  


New case of COVID-19 in Morton County is North Dakota’s first confirmed case of community spread

Categories: all, COVID-19

The North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH) today confirmed a new case of COVID-19 which is the first confirmed case of community spread of the disease in North Dakota. 


State health officials confirm two additional cases of novel coronavirus in North Dakota

Categories: all, COVID-19

The North Dakota Department of Health (NDDOH) today confirmed two additional cases of novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in residents from Cass and Ward counties. The individual from Cass County has a history of international travel; the public health investigation continues in both cases. So far in North Dakota, 223 individuals have been tested, 220 were negative and 3 are positive. 


Burgum: K-12 schools won’t have to make up instructional time from coronavirus-related closure

Categories: all, COVID-19

Gov. Doug Burgum today announced that K-12 schools which were closed this week by executive order will not have to make up the instructional time later this school year.


Behavioral Health Division offers age-appropriate resources to help adults talk with children about coronavirus (COVID-19)

Categories: all, COVID-19

The North Dakota Department of Human Services’ Behavioral Health Division is offering new resources to support parents and other adults in having conversations with children about the coronavirus (COVID-19) through its Parents Lead program. The information is available online at www.parentslead.org.  


NORTH DAKOTA STATE CAPITOL TOURS AND EVENTS GUIDANCE

Categories: all, COVID-19

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) today announced that tours of the North Dakota State Capitol will be suspended for the remainder of March.


Burgum orders K-12 schools to close for one week in effort to slow spread of COVID-19

Categories: all, COVID-19

By executive order, Gov. Doug Burgum today ordered the closure of North Dakota K-12 schools in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19 based on guidance from public school superintendents, medical experts and the North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH).  


Burgum declares state of emergency in response to coronavirus; guidance issued to K-12 schools

Categories: all, COVID-19

Gov. Doug Burgum today declared a state of emergency for North Dakota in response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) public health crisis and issued guidance to K-12 schools with Superintendent of Public Instruction Kirsten Baesler and State Health Officer Mylynn Tufte.


Burgum, Department of Health Release Recommendations for Events and Public Gatherings

Categories: all, COVID-19

Gov. Doug Burgum, in conjunction with the North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH), released recommendations today for events and public gatherings in light of the spread of novel coronavirus disease, COVID-19.


State Health Officials Release Recommendations for Long-Term Care Facilities

Categories: all, COVID-19

The North Dakota Department of Health is meeting this morning with long-term care providers to discuss details of a memo sent Thursday highlighting guidance for long-term care facilities to protect their residents from novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19).


Burgum Declares State of Emergency in Response to Coronavirus; Guidance Issued to K-12 School

Categories: all, COVID-19

Gov. Doug Burgum today declared a state of emergency for North Dakota in response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) public health crisis and issued guidance to K-12 schools with Superintendent of Public Instruction Kirsten Baesler and State Health Officer Mylynn Tufte.


First case of novel coronavirus confirmed in North Dakota as work continues to prevent spread

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The North Dakota Department of Health (NDDOH) today confirmed the state’s first presumptive case of novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in a Ward County resident, Gov. Doug Burgum announced with health officials.


In Fight Against Coronavirus, Burgum Urges Focus on Protecting Seniors and Other Higher-Risk Populations

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Gov. Doug Burgum today urged North Dakotans to take precautions to protect themselves and especially senior citizens and other populations who are particularly vulnerable to the coronavirus disease, COVID-19.


N.D. Emergency Commission Votes to Accept Federal Funds for COVID-19 Response

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The North Dakota Emergency Commission voted today to accept up to $6 million in federal funds to contain and mitigate the spread of the coronavirus disease, COVID-19.


State Lab Tests Individuals for Novel Coronavirus; Tests Are Negative

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Over the weekend, the North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH) public health lab tested four individuals for novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19). All tests came back negative. Regularly updated information on COVID-19, including the total number of individuals tested, can be found at www.health.nd.gov/coronavirus.


USDA Designates 16 North Dakota Counties as Primary Natural Disaster Areas

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Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue designated 16 North Dakota counties as primary natural disaster areas. Producers who suffered losses caused by five separate disaster events may be eligible for U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) emergency loans.


Governor Burgum and State Health Officials Empower North Dakotans to Assist in Preventing the Spread of COVID-19

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Gov. Doug Burgum and other state officials today provided an update and highlighted statewide efforts in response to COVID-19. No cases have been reported in North Dakota and the risk remains low; however, ongoing community spread has been identified in multiple other states. North Dakotans play a key role in reducing the impact of COVID-19 in the state.


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